Video: Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose lobs it to Karl-Anthony Towns in transition
The tandem of Karl-Anthony Towns and Derrick Rose of the Minnesota Timberwolves is slowly but surely developing some chemistry. The two showcased that chemistry in the second quarter of their road game against the Phoenix Suns, where the former 2011 NBA MVP delivered a perfect lob pass in transition to KAT, who finished with a monster alley-oop jam.
D-Rose & KAT connect off the break 🌹 pic.twitter.com/mISMPST509
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Forward Dario Saric triggered the sequence with a great defensive play, picking off a pass from Suns swingman Josh Jackson. The ball almost went out of bounds, but The Homie saved the possession and got the ball to Rose, who was already running in stride for the fast break. Towns, on the other hand, was running the floor as well.
Rose rewarded his big man and lobbed up a pinpoint alley-oop pass for the monster fastbreak flush, which gave the Timberwolves a six-point cushion with four minutes and change left in the first half.
Derrick Rose’s return to near All-Star form has been one of the NBA’s top feel-good stories this season. Rose has been through a myriad of knee injuries throughout his career, shortly after reaching what was the peak of his powers in 2011, when he became the youngest MVP in league history. Karl-Anthony Towns, on the other hand, has found a new light following the Jimmy Butler saga that haunted him throughout the summer and the start of the 2018-19 season.
With the Butler-Towns pairing failing miserably after one season, it seems like Towns has found his partner-in-crime in Derrick Rose. Both have played much better and more freely following their disgruntled former teammate’s departure.
Unfortunately, the Timberwolves dropped their fourth straight outing in a tough loss to the lowly Suns, 107-99. Towns led Minnesota with 28 points and 12 boards, while Rose had another efficient night, scoring 25 points on 11-of-16 shooting.