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 (13-13) were matched up the defending champions, led by Steph Curry. The Timberwolves had just lost to the Trailblazers, while the Warriors were coming off a win streak, with 2017 DPOY Draymond Green set to return from injury.
D-Rose started out on fire, scoring 13 points in the first half. The bad thing was that he may have tired himself out, playing 18 straight minutes in the first half alone. He shot 8-18 from the field, while bouncing back from three point range (2-3). In the end however, the Timberwolves weren’t able to contain the scoring outburst of Curry, Thompson and Durant, who each scored at least 20 points. The Timberwolves fall to a 13-14 record, good for 12th in the Western Conference.
Game Stats: 21 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 2 block on 44.4% FG, 66.7% 3PT, 100.0.% FT in 34 minutes
Updated 2018-19 Season Stats: 18.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.5 apg on 49/48/84, 29.7 mpg
Other Notable Timberwolves:
Karl-Anthony Towns – 31 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists (11-15 FG)
Andrew Wiggins – 20 points, 5 rebounds (6-15 FG)
Jeff Teague – 3 points, 11 assists (1-5 FG)
Dario Saric – 13 points, 8 rebounds (6-9 FG)
Rose played great against the Warriors. While the team wasn’t able to pull away with the W, the Wolves held on surprisingly well against the defending champions. The Timberwolves, now 12th in the West, are still looking to make a playoff push in the loaded Western Conference, while the Warriors find themselves 2nd in the West.
Derrick Rose and the Timberwolves (13-14) will face De’Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. The Kings previously beat the Timberwolves in what was Jimmy Butler’s last game with the team. They will continue a road stand in California for their next few games, playing against the Suns next, then following it up with the Kings once more.