NBA wrap: Timberwolves' Derrick Rose scores 29 second-half points, hits game-winner vs. Suns

The Timberwolves pulled off a thrilling win against the Suns in Minnesota on Sunday.

Karl-Anthony Towns and Derrick Rose helped the Timberwolves snap a two-game losing streak as they claimed a 116-114 victory.

Towns didn’t have the most efficient game, but totaled 30 points, 12 rebounds and four steals. Rose scored a game-high 31 points on 12-of-24 shooting and sunk the winning shot to secure the victory. Rose tallied 29 of his points in the second half.

TJ Warren scored 21 points to lead Phoenix, who has now lost four straight games.

The Timberwolves improved to 22-24 on the season while the Suns dropped to 11-37. These two teams will meet again Tuesday.

Studs of the Night

Tobias Harris recorded 27 points, nine rebounds and nine assists to help the Clippers top the Spurs 103-95.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 30 points and snagged 14 rebounds in a losing effort for the Spurs.

Duds of the Night

Marvin Williams scored nine points on 3-of-13 shooting in the Hornets’ 120-95 loss to the Pacers.

DeMar DeRozan scored eight points on 4-of-16 shooting in the Spurs loss to the Clippers.


Rose walked the defense down and knocked down the game-winner to top off his impressive second-half performance.

Malik Monk faked the pass to Kemba Walker on the break to pave a way to the rim.

What’s Next?

Rockets (26-19) at 76ers (30-17) 8 p.m. ET — James Harden has been historically good offensively for Houston as of late. While Philadelphia is 19-5 at home, its lost two of its last three games in the Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers will need to utilize their length and athleticism to make things tough for the Rockets star.