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Minnesota Timberwolves

Derrick Rose scores career-high 50 points in win against the Utah Jazz

On Wednesday, Derrick Rose looked like the Derrick Rose of old again.

In 40 minutes of action, Rose scored a career-high 50 points on 19-for-31 shooting from the field as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Utah Jazz by a final score of 128-125. He made four of his seven 3-point attempts and eight of his 11 attempts from the free throw line.

The last time Rose scored 40-plus points in a game? The 2010-11 season, back when he was named league MVP.

Rose did most of his damage in the third quarter, when he scored 19 points on 9-for-11 shooting. He then poured in 15 more points in the fourth, including a clutch basket down the stretch to give the Timberwolves a lead they'd hold onto for a hard-fought win at home.

Rose also came up with a clutch block on Dante Exum in the final seconds to prevent the Jazz from sending the game into overtime.

It's been a long road back for Rose, who has dealt with a number of injuries since 2011-12. He was brought to tears after the game, saying his performance meant "everything" to him.

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