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Rose scores career-high in Wolves win

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Derrick Rose turned back the clocks in the Halloween matchup with the Utah Jazz. The Minnesota Timberwolves scored a career-high.

The Timberwolves won 128-125 over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Derrick Rose playing against the Dallas Mavericks
Derrick Rose playing against the Dallas Mavericks (Getty Images)

Minnesota improved to 4-4 on the season. They improved to 4-1 on the season at home.

The team has won back-to-back games, both at home, including a win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Utah fell to 4-3 on the season. This was their first loss on the road, as they fell to 4-1.

The team had its three-game win streak snapped in the loss.

Rose scored a career-high 50 points. He also had four rebounds, six assists, two steals, and one block.

The 50-point performance was his best game since the 2011 season when he had 42 points. According to ESPN’s Stats & Information, at 30-years and 27-days, Rose is the oldest former MVP in NBA history at the time of his first career 50-point game.

The previous record was held by Oscar Robertson, who had 50-points as a 26-year-old in 1964.

It is the fourth 50-point performance on Halloween. Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry had a 53-point performance against the New Orleans Pelicans in 2015.

The entire starting five scored in double-figures. Besides Rose’s offensive explosion, Karl-Anthony Towns scored 28 points and Andrew Wiggins added 19 points.

He had his first 40-point or more performance since March 18th, 2011, the season he won the MVP. This is his third career game in which he scored 40 or more points.

The entire starting five scored in double-figures. Besides Rose’s offensive explosion, Karl-Anthony Towns scored 28 points and Andrew Wiggins added 19 points.

Josh Okogie and Taj Gibson also scored 10 points each.

The team had 11 bench points. Gorgui Dieng led the bench with four points, three rebounds, and two assists.

Donovan Mitchell led the team with 26 points. He also had one rebound, five assists, one steal, and one block.

The Jazz had six players, who were in double-figures. Besides Mitchell’s 26-points, Rudy Gobert also had 22 points, and Jae Crowder had 18.

Derrick Favors and Dante Exum had 14 points each. Joe Ingles contributed 13 points.

Crowder led the bench with his 18 points. He also had seven rebounds and one steal.

 

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