Playing without their disgruntled star, the Minnesota Timberwolves got a throwback performance from a former MVP to notch a tough win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
Derrick Rose poured in a career-high 50 points to lead the T'wolves to a 128-125 win over the Jazz, the oft-injured guard's best game since his 2010-11 MVP season when he was one of the most explosive players in the league.
Rose shot 19-of-31 from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range, and 8-of-11 on free throws. His previous career high was 44 for the Chicago Bulls in a second-round playoff game against the Atlanta Hawks on May 6, 2011.
Playing without leading scorer Jimmy Butler, who sat out for rest, Rose was clutch late for the T'wolves. He scored 34 points in the second half, including 15 in a tight fourth quarter and six of Minnesota's final seven.
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