‘Vintage’ Derrick Rose is thrown around a lot whenever the Minnesota Timberwolves pulls a sweet move on the court, but on Wednesday night, vintage was probably not enough to describe him. With both Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague out against the visiting Utah Jazz as well as the controversy surrounding Butler’s uncertain future with the team, Rose did the unthinkable.
Rose finished Wednesday night’s game with a career-high 50 points to go along with four rebounds, six assists, two steals, and one game-saving block in 41 minutes of action, the most he’s played in nearly two years. Rose shot 19-of-31 from the field, 4-of-7 from beyond the arc, and 8-of-11 from the free throw line on his career night, leading the Wolves to a 128-125 victory over the Jazz.
Following the game, Rose was swarmed by his teammates repeatedly as the 2011 MVP, whose career appeared over a number of times due to his history of knee injuries, got visibly emotional.
Here’s Rose’s interview after the game.
The Derrick Rose postgame interview… wow pic.twitter.com/MLtL5BOdIb
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) November 1, 2018