Derrick Rose had once again a high scoring game against Los Angeles Lakers. D-Rose resembled himself from a couple of years ago, and that is a good thing to see.
Rose finished the game with 31 points and breaking the Timberwolves franchise record of 3-pointers made in a game with 7. What is also unusual about the game is that the Timberwolves as a team scored 20 3-pointers which is their new franchise record but even that wasn’t enough to secure a win against the Lakers.
It was a really close and intense game that featured a situation that could have compromised Lakers win and it featured Derrick Rose and Tyson Chandler who just recently signed with the Lakers. Rose was certain Chandler fouled him on a potential game-winning shot but the refs didn’t blow the whistle which resulted in Rose storming off the court instantly.
Rose and Gibson gave their opinion on the whole situation in a report for the Star Tribune.
“I want to see that play, it looked like he got hit,” Tom Thibodeau said. “So, I don’t know. I want to take a look at that. From my angle, it looked like he got hit on that play.”
Taj Gibson was more certain.
“He definitely got fouled” Gibson said. “I thought it was on target, but he got nudged. Tyson did hit his hand, but the refs are going to call what they’re going to call.”
It was only one of two misses for Rose from behind the 3-point line all night. He hit a career-high seven 3-pointers to score 31 points as the Wolves hit a franchise record 20 3-pointers. The Wolves may have lost, but Wednesday was another step in the career resurgence of Rose, who had 50 points against the Jazz last week.
“They’re giving me shots that I’ve been working on the whole summer,” Rose said. “[Thibodeau] believe in me, my teammates believe in me to take those shots.”