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 (13-15) were matched up against the young Sacramento Kings. The Timberwolves had a 3-game losing streak entering this game, and was hoping to bounce back. This is also Devin Booker’s first game back from injury as he showed no signs of rust.
The Timberwolves end their road trip 0-4, as their road record falls to 2-12, with a 0-10 road record against West teams. The Suns’ Devin Booker went off during his first game back, scoring 28 points, with T.J. Warren and DeAndre Ayton contributing as well. The Timberwolves shot poorly from the field, as the bench (excluding Rose) shot a combined 1-10 from the field.
Game Stats: 25 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals on 68.8% FG, 66.7% 3PT, 100.0% FT in 32 minutes
Updated 2018-19 Season Stats: 18.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 4.4 apg on 50/48/84, 29.5 mpg
Other Notable Timberwolves:
Karl-Anthony Towns – 28 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks (11-26 FG)
Andrew Wiggins – 14 points, 6 rebounds, (6-15 FG)
Jeff Teague – 10 points, 11 assists (3-9 FG)
Dario Saric – 15 points, 11 rebounds (6-12 FG)
Rose is continuing his hot streak, putting up at least 20 points over the last three games. He scored 25 points on elite efficiency and kept the Timberwolves close at times. The Timberwolves do badly in the road, and this game was no exception. The Timberwolves were without Taj Gibson, as Dario Saric started in his place. Rose came off the bench once again, but ended up playing more minutes that Jeff Teague.
Derrick Rose and the Timberwolves (13-16) will once again face De’Aaron Fox & Nemanja Bjelica of the Sacramento Kings in a rematch. This time, the game will be played in the Target Center, where the Timberwolves look to get their defense back on track and take advantage of home court. Now 14th in the West, they need to win each game that they can to get back into the playoff race.