Welcome to the Derrick Rose Game Analysis!
For the rest of the season, I will be recapping how Derrick Rose did in each game. As a big Derrick Rose fan, I have been extremely happy to see him play really well. This is for all of the D-Rose fans out there (and everyone else) that need a quick summary on how he played for the night. Let’s jump right in.
There will be 4 parts: the Introduction, his Stats for the game, Other Notable Timberwolves and the Conclusion.
Rose and the Minnesota Timberwolves (13-12) were matched up against Damian Lillard and the Portland Trailblazers (14-11). The Timberwolves entered this game with a 2-game winning streak after beating the Hornets, while the Trailblazers entered this game after beating the Suns.
Let’s just say this wasn’t D-Rose’s best game. He shot a poor 9-25 from the field, but ended up contributing on other aspects of the game. With the score tied at 105-105, Lillard and McCollum hit two back-to-back threes that eventually gave them the win. The Timberwolves missed Robert Covington’s elite defense, who was out with right knee soreness. The TWolves were defeated, 105-113, falling to a 13-13 record.
Game Stats: 18 points, 3 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals, 1 block on 36% FG, 0.0% 3PT in 37 minutes
Updated 2018-19 Season Stats: 18.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.5 apg on 49/47/84, 29.5 mpg
Other Notable Timberwolves:
Karl-Anthony Towns – 19 points, 10 rebound (6-16 FG)
Andrew Wiggins – 20 points, 6 rebounds (8-18 FG)
Dario Saric – 8 points, 5 rebounds (3-3 FG, 2-2 3PT)
Josh Okogie – 8 points, 2 rebounds, 25 MINUTES (3-5 FG)
As I’ve already mentioned, Rose shot an abysmal 9-25 from the field (36%), and ended up getting blocked 5 TIMES. To make up for it, he had a few good runs where he managed to bring the Wolves back from a deficit. He started out the 4th quarter red-hot, and ended with a season-high 9 assists and 3 steals. His next matchup will be against the Golden State Warriors, so it should be interesting to see how he plays against them.
Derrick Rose and the Timberwolves (13-13) will face the defending champions next, in Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors (18-9) on Monday. They will begin a road stand in California for their next few games.