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DeMar DeRozan’s Michael Jordan-esque mentality after big takeover for Bulls vs. Nets

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Chicago Bulls guard DeMar DeRozan has proven once again that he is the new King of the Fourth. Just ask Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets.

On Saturday, DeRozan came up big for the Bulls, finishing with 29 points, six rebounds and three assists. He was particularly phenomenal in the fourth quarter as he scored 13 points in the period to lead Chicago to a 111-107 win.

It’s not the first time he has taken over the closing period for the Bulls, though, since he leads the league in fourth quarter scoring with 7.7 points per game. When asked about his mentality that has led to a successful run with Chicago so far, the 32-year-old showed his Michael Jordan-esque approach.

“In my mind, it’s just win. Whatever it takes to go out there and win. My mindset just shifts and just doing whatever, not thinking about failure. Not thinking about missing shots. Everything is just about being aggressive and win,” DeRozan said in his postgame presser, per Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic.

Surely, His Airness would be proud of that desire to win at all costs.

For what it’s worth, it’s not like DeMar DeRozan is missing a lot of shots in the fourth quarter. In fact, he has been quite efficient with a 52.9 percent field goal shooting. He doesn’t take a lot of threes, but that what has made him really effective for the Bulls.

While there were a lot of criticisms on the Bulls’ acquisition of DeRozan over the summer, the team is certainly looking like geniuses now with the way he has been playing for the franchise.