Oct 31, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose (25) shoots during the first quarter against the Utah Jazz at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

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.


And he got it on the defensive end as well with this game-saving block:


Rose was very emotional after the game:

Rose, 30, is the oldest player in NBA history to be a former MVP at the time of his first-ever 50-point game.

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