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Bulls tame Timberwolves 111-100

01-12-2012 13:07 BJT

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League MVP Derrick Rose matched up against Spanish rookie Ricky Rubio as the Chicago Bulls met the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Chicago at Minnesota - the Wolves were playing their third game in three nights, and the Bulls came out firing. Rose notched the floater - the MVP guard scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting in the first quarter.

Chicago Bulls' Luol Deng (9) manages to hold onto the ball as he falls over Minnesota
Timberwolves' Anthony Tolliver, left and Derrick Williams during the second half of
an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, in Minneapolis. The Bulls won 111-100.
(AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Rose again - This time from downtown, the Bulls went on a 16-0 run to open up an 18 point edge. Rubio led the Wolves back in the second. The Spaniard hitting the fall away and Minnesota chipped away at the lead.

The rookie delivered a dime to Kevin Love for three. Love collected 20 points, 13 boards on the night. Rubio would then set up Anthony Randolph for the alley-oop jam. The T-Wolves trimmed the margin to single digits.

Minnesota Timberwolves' Luke Ridnour, left, drives around Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose
in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, in Minneapolis.
The Bulls won 111-100. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Now, Minnesota on the break - Rubio to Randolph for the lay in and a 6 point deficit at halftime - 18 points for Randolph. But Rose would push the lead back to ten in the second half. D-Rose finished with 31 points and 11 assists.

Then, Rubio drove into the lane and cut the deficit to 5. Ricky was worth the wait for Minnesota - 13 points and 12 assists.

Chicago pushed the lead to 9, but Love would complete a three point play to launch a final T-Wolves run. At the end, it was D-Rose time. He would secure the victory with a triple and Chicago wins it 111-100.


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Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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