Rose turns back clock, scores career-high 50 as Timberwolves beat Jazz

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Making his first start of the season, Rose scored 19 points in the third quarter as the Timberwolves took a five-point lead into the fourth. Karl-Anthony Towns added nine of his 28 points in the period.Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points and Gobert added 22 for Utah. Jae Crowder provided 18 points off the bench.The Wolves put the Jazz on the free throw line plenty in the fourth quarter. After 11 attempts through three periods, Utah was 13 of 19 from the line in the fourth.Minnesota played without the All-Star Jimmy Butler, as well as point guards Jeff Teague and Tyus Jones. Butler sat out with what the team described as “general soreness.”Butler, who has been the main storyline in Minnesota for much of the early season, reportedly plans to play Friday at Golden State.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Timberwolves got Andrew Wiggins back after he missed three games with a quad injury. Wiggins had missed just one total game in his first four seasons before his recent setback. He scored 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting.TIP-INSJazz: G Alec Burks (left hand sprain) did not play. Burks also did not play Sunday at Dallas. . Utah is 4-1 on the road this season and 0-2 at home. . Gobert had his third straight game with 20-plus points and 10-plus rebounds.Timberwolves: Coach Tom Thibodeau said Teague underwent an MRI but was awaiting more testing. Teague is day-to-day. . Jones was a late scratch with right foot soreness he experienced during warmups. . The Wolves debuted their “Classic Edition” jerseys, a throwback to the uniforms the team wore from 1996-2008.UP NEXTJazz: Host Memphis on Friday.Timberwolves: Visit Golden State on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Red Sox celebrate World Series triumph with parade He had 34 points in the second half and 15 in a tightly contested fourth quarter as the Wolves held off the Jazz. His basket down low with 30 seconds remaining put Minnesota up for good, and he made two free throws with 13.8 seconds left to preserve a three-point lead.Rudy Gobert missed a game-tying attempt in the final minute for Utah, and the Timberwolves grabbed the rebound to ensure Rose’s big night wasn’t wasted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissOne of Rose’s biggest shots was a corner 3-pointer that tied the game at 119. That gave him 44 points, which matched his previous high set during the 2011 playoffs with Chicago. His regular-season best had been 42 points.Rose tied it at 110 with one of his patented layups, giving him 41 points. He weaved through traffic and made the off-balance shot, showing glimpses of the moves that once made him an elite player and the top pick in the 2008 draft. Minnesota Timberwolves’ Derrick Rose, right, takes a fall-back shot as Utah Jazz’s Dante Exum defends sueinf the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS— Derrick Rose scored a career-high 50 points, turning back the clock to his prime years and lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Utah Jazz 128-125 on Wednesday night.Rose was in tears after the game as he walked off the court serenaded by chants of “MVP! MVP!” from the home crowd. The 30-year-old point guard has been derailed by injuries since he was the 2011 NBA MVP.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img

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