Derrick Rose looked every bit like his 2010-11 NBA MVP self in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 128-125 victory over the Utah Jazz on Halloween night.
In fact, Rose scored more points in a game on Wednesday than he did during his Chicago Bulls’ MVP campaign… or in any other game of his NBA career.
Rose dropped a career-high 50 points — with a highly efficient 19-of-31 shooting from the field — on the Jazz.
— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) November 1, 2018
*better than* VINTAGE D-ROSE pic.twitter.com/pvpnqn8O7M
— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) November 1, 2018
And he got it on the defensive end as well with this game-saving block:
Derrick Rose game-saving block after dropping a 50 spot
Mobbed by teammates following buzzer pic.twitter.com/VrXT5VoHb6
— Spencer Dinwobbie (@WorldWideWob) November 1, 2018
Rose was very emotional after the game:
Career-high 50 PTS | Game-winning block
— NBA (@NBA) November 1, 2018
Rose, 30, is the oldest player in NBA history to be a former MVP at the time of his first-ever 50-point game.
At 30 years and 27 days old, Derrick Rose is the oldest former MVP in NBA history at the time of his 1st career 50-point game.
The previous mark was held by Oscar Robertson, who did it at age 26 in 1964. pic.twitter.com/2UBKZMzE8H
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 1, 2018