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Chicago crowd gives Derrick Rose MVP chants as he scores 24 points in Timberwolves' win over Bulls

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Derrick Rose let out a smile in the fourth quarter as his hometown crowd showered him with MVP chants in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 119-94 win over the Chicago Bulls

Karl-Anthony Towns posted monster 20-point, 20-rebound double double, with Rose leading the Timberwolves with 24 points, spurred on by friends and family who were in attendance. Rose bought 50 tickets for his return to Chicago, and it felt like everyone at the United Center was cheering him on.

Rose had the NBA world buzzing earlier this season after dropping 50 points against the Utah Jazz and the former MVP is putting together a serious campaign for Sixth man of the Year, with coach Tom Thibodeau enjoying every moment.

When asked pre-game if he thought Rose could re-discover this level of play, Thibs confidentially responded: "I did."

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"The thing I think people forget about with him is he was MVP at 22 years old. He was still young. That's the biggest thing. I always thought if he got back to being healthy he could be very productive."

The Timberwolves had six players score in double figures on the night with Taj Gibson adding 16 points, Andrew Wiggins with 14, Tyus Jones had 13 and Dario Saric 12.

For the Bulls, former Timberwolves guard Meanwhile, Zach LaVine led them in scoring with 28 points as they fall to 9-26 on the season.

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