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Derrick Rose Scores Career High 50 Points Against the Jazz

Derrick Rose enjoyed a comeback performance against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night, scoring a career-high 50 points.

The former MVP made the go-ahead basket with 30 seconds on the clock for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He then gave them a three point cushion with two three throws with 13.8 seconds left to reach the 50 point mark. Derrick Rose and the Wolves eventually ran out 128 – 125 winners.

As well as his 50 points, rose also blocked a potential game-tying three pointer by Dante Exum in the dying seconds.

The 50 points by Derrick Rose are the fourth most scored by a player this NBA season. They are also tied for the second most points ever scored on Halloween.

It has been a long journey back to his prime for the 30 year old, whose career took a downward trajectory.


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His spell with the Chicago Bulls ended in disappointment, and that continued in one year with the New York Knicks. Last season, he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers only to end up taking a leave of absence. Eventually, he was signed up to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The move was seen as a favor to Rose by his former coach. However, Rose never gave up hope. He told The Undefeated’s Marc Spears, “Anything that comes my way I am going to grab it.”


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Rose’s big night was made even more romantic by the fact that it came against the Utah Jazz. Utah are the team that released him after acquiring him from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rose never even played for the Jazz.

Rose’s form has suffered since tearing his ACL in 2012 – 2013. He is now averaging 18.8 points per game. This is the most he has achieved since the 2011 – 2012 season.

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