The crowd of 21,852 gave him nothing but love on Wednesday night, as the former No. 1 overall pick took down the Bulls, who are now just 9-26. Rose was the top pick in the NBA Draft in 2008, and had to play in this game, despite missing their previous game due to a sore left ankle.
Karl-Anthony Towns added 20 points and 20 rebounds in the T'Wolves' second straight road game, as they overcame the impressive outing of one of their former players. Zach LaVine had 28 points in just 26 minutes off the bench against his former team, but his Bulls saw their mild two-game winning streak come to an end. This was LaVine's first game in six contests, as he missed the previous five due to a sprained left ankle. Lauri Markkanen added 16 for the Bulls, who had also won three of their past five games.
The Timberwolves are doing their best to stay relevant in the Western Conference, as the 16-18 club will host the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Meanwhile, the Bulls will visit the Washington Wizards that same night.