The throwback jerseys brought out a throwback game from Derrick Rose.
With Jimmy Butler out, Rose took the wheel and exploded for a career-high 50 points in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 128-125 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.
Rose shot a scorching 19-of-31 from the field, 4-of-7 from the 3-point line and hit the Jazz with every move in his arsenal, making it look like 2011 again. He even hit the clutch basket down the stretch to seal the win.
"I played my heart out."- NBA TV (@NBATV) November 1, 2018
Derrick Rose gives an emotional postgame interview after his career night pic.twitter.com/GCf089dKwx
The last time Rose scored more than 40 points was during his 2010-11 MVP season. As the 30-year-old turned back the clock, his NBA peers were over the moon with what they were seeing, taking to Twitter to show Rose plenty of love.
THIS 🌹 MAN 🌹 IS 🌹 COLD @Timberwolves @drose pic.twitter.com/hqSFsggv8f- Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) November 1, 2018
s/o to @drose for the 50 piece tonight!!!- Chris Paul (@CP3) November 1, 2018
Every Basketball fan in the world should feel good for DRose. Tonite was an example of never giving up on yourself and when others believe in you. Amazing things can happen. I'm smiling like i scored 50! Congrts to a good dude!- DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 1, 2018
Man couldn't be more happy for d 🌹. Can only imagine the emotions after what he's gone through. Well deserved. Hard work is undefeated 🙌🏾- CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) November 1, 2018
@drose LEGENDARY!!!!! Happy for you bro!!!!!!- Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) November 1, 2018
Great to see D Rose dominate!!! https://t.co/CMrx9ye6nz- Al Horford (@Al_Horford) November 1, 2018
D🌹!!! Incredible. He's overcome so much. I couldn't be happier to see him ballin. @drose- Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) November 1, 2018
I never stop believing in @drose God never makes a mistake. https://t.co/KW3DHH9tmS- I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) November 1, 2018
So happy for D 🌹- Caron Butler (@realtuffjuice) November 1, 2018
Have a night DRose!! Inspiring for anyone who went through injuries (and more)!- Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) November 1, 2018
Congrats @drose getting the #50 tonight. More importantly the win and a huge blk at the end to seal the deal. #chitown love homie. Happy for you. @NBA @Timberwolves- Corey Maggette (@Corey_Maggette) November 1, 2018
50 ball for D. rose. Unreal. Happy for him!!! Legends never die- Evan Turner (@thekidet) November 1, 2018
Drose out there hoopin- C.J. Watson (@Quietstorm_32) November 1, 2018