CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose had 24 points and eight assists in just his second career game in the United Center against his former team, lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 points and 20 rebounds as the Timberwolves won their second straight on the road.
Rose, the top pick in the 2008 draft, played his first seven seasons in Chicago and was named the NBA’s most valuable player in 2011. He had missed Minnesota’s previous game with a sore left ankle.
Because of an assortment of injuries, this was just Rose’s fourth career game against the Bulls. He said he got 50 tickets for family and friends.
Zach LaVine had 28 points in 26 minutes off the bench and Lauri Markkanen added 16 for Chicago, which had won two straight and three of five before Wednesday. LaVine had missed the previous…