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 (13-16) entered the game in the midst of a losing streak. The team had just come back from a road trip in which they went 0-4. After beating the Kings at home, they look to face the Pistons’ whose duo of Andre Drummond and an explosive Blake Griffin strengthens their playoff hopes.
The Timberwolves only converted on 9 three pointers, but held a 14 point lead entering the 4th, led by Derrick Rose and Andrew Wiggins. The Pistons eventually took a 1 point lead with 30 seconds to go, but was quickly answered by a three from Robert Covington, who finished with 22 points. After a tip-in by Andre Drummond to send it into OT, the Pistons eventually extended the lead following a step-back three pointer by Drummond with a minute to go.
Game Stats: 33 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assist, 1 steal on 48.3% FG, 25.0% 3PT, 100.0% FT in 38 minutes
Updated 2018-19 Season Stats: 19.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 4.7 apg on 49/47/84, 29.6 mpg
Other Notable Timberwolves:
Robert Covington – 22 points, 6 rebounds (7-15 FG)
Karl-Anthony Towns – 16 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks (6-15 FG)
Andrew Wiggins – 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals (6-17 FG)
Dario Saric – 15 points, 6 rebounds (6-10 FG)
Rose has started the past two games, filling in for an injured Jeff Teague. He’s been averaging 23 ppg and 9 apg over the past two games so far. He played great for the first 4 quarters, but admittedly struggled in overtime. After scoring 9 points in the 4th, he only managed to score 2 in overtime on 1-4 shooting. One thing is for sure though, Rose has been excellent thus far, and is looking to make a case to win either the Sixth Man of the Year award, the Most Improved Player award, or both.
Let’s talk about the stat chart. Rose is the most efficient player from 8ft out, despite his reputation as a finisher, That is amazing.
Derrick Rose and the Timberwolves (13-17) will rematch with DeMar DeRozan and the Spurs for the third time this season, hoping to take a 2-1 lead.