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 (13-14) were matched up against the young Sacramento Kings. The Timberwolves had a 2-game losing streak entering this game, and was hoping to bounce back.
This was one of the Timberwolves worst defensive performances of the season, allowing the Kings to score 141 points. Former Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica went off, scoring 25 points in a revenge game. Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic both scored 20 points, while Marvin Bagley III and Yogi Ferrell scored 17 a piece. The Wolves were able to shorten the lead to 6 with 2 minutes to go, but a three point barrage by the Kings sealed the deal.
Game Stats: 20 points, 1 rebounds, 4 assists on 61.5% FG, 50.0% 3PT, 75.0% FT in 22 minutes
Updated 2018-19 Season Stats: 18.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.5 apg on 49/48/84, 29.4 mpg
Other Notable Timberwolves:
Karl-Anthony Towns – 19 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks (8-15 FG)
Andrew Wiggins – 25 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals (10-15 FG)
Jeff Teague – 12 points, 13 assists (3-11 FG)
Dario Saric – 18 points, 6 rebounds (6-9 FG)
Robert Covington – 17 points, 6 rebounds (6-13 FG)
Rose is bouncing back from what was a decent start to December. He was the 2nd leading scorer on the team, but surprisingly only played 22 minutes, compared to his 29 mpg season average. As per usual, Rose isn’t getting the foul calls that he clearly should be getting. He’s back to his efficient shooting self as he brings a scoring spark off the Timberwolves bench.
Derrick Rose and the Timberwolves (13-15) will face Deandre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, who will be without Devin Booker. This is the last game of their West Coast road trip, as they look to head back to Minnesota in order to get their revenge on the Kings right after the Suns game.