Rose bounces back for 35 to lead Monday’s S&Ds

NBA reigning MVP Derrick Rose couldn’t wait to put an embarrassing performance behind him as quickly as he could. 

Only a day after his two missed free throws and a missed late shot led to a loss, Rose erupted for a season-best 35 points Monday to lead Chicago to a 95-85 victory over Washington.

Rose scored 13 points in the first quarter as the Bulls jumped ahead early and never trailed in the victory.

“I just played my game—and that’s me being aggressive,” Rose told the Associated Press.

Before the game, Rose vowed never to repeat his late crumble against Miami on Sunday. 

“If I ever get in that position again, I know it will be totally different. Yesterday isn’t going to do anything but make me stronger as a player,” Rose said.

It helped catapult him to the top of Monday’s Studs and Duds.


Chicago G Derrick Rose: Went for 35 points, eight assists, three blocked shots, two steals and was plus-13 in the Bulls’ triumph at Washington.

Los Angeles Clippers G Chris Paul: Went for 26 points, 14 assists, two steals and was plus-10 in the Clippers’ victory over the Thunder.

Minnesota F Michael Beasley: Came off the bench to score 34 points on 10-for-14 shooting and was plus-4 in the Timberwolves’ victory at the Rockets.  

Miami F LeBron James: Filled the stat sheet for 22 points, 11 rebounds, eight rebounds and was a team-best plus-29 in the Heat’s victory over New Orleans.

Oklahoma City F Kevin Durant: Notched  36 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots in the Thunder’s loss at the Clippers.


Memphis F Rudy Gay: Limited to one point as he missed all seven shots from the field for his lowest scoring effort since his rookie season in 2006-07. For good measure, he picked up a technical and was minus-11 in the Grizzlies’ loss to the Spurs.

Minnesota F Wesley Johnson: Went 2 for 7 from the field with six turnovers in the Timberwolves’ victory over the Rockets.

Detroit G Brandon Knight: Clanked through an 0-for-4 shooting night with four turnovers and was minus-20 in the Pistons’ loss at the Bucks.

Orlando F Hedo Turkoglu: Went 1 for 9 from the field with two turnovers and was minus-10 in the Magic’s loss at the 76ers.

Oklahoma City F James Harden: Clanked through a 2-for-10 shooting night with three turnovers and was minus-11 in the Thunder’s loss to the Clippers.

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