MINNEAPOLIS – Derrick Rose and Minnesota Timberwolves needed it.
With 30 seconds remaining & # 39 ;, Rose got the first of two free throws and was kicking himself for failing to give his team the lead.
"I continued to say" You'll get another shot, "said Taj Gibson said to his partner long time. Twenty-nine seconds, Rose Gibson proved prophetic.
Rose hit 18 foot b & # 39; 0.9 seconds left to give the Wolves 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday evening. He brought his team by scoring 29 of his 31 points in the second half to help Minnesota overcome deficits & # 39; 11 points.
Gibson dunked to pull in Minnesota & # 39; & # 39 by one; less than a minute to play. Karl Anthony Towns intercepted a bad pass from Booker, and Rose hit the second of two pictures m & # 39; suitability for tgħaqqduha f & # 39; & # 39 114 and remained, 30.5 seconds.
Having Rose speech of his pep, Gibson grabbed the loose ball after Devin Booker lost the next possession & # 39; Phoenix. With the clock switched on and the crowd on its feet, Rose calmly lowered the clock against Mikal Bridges draw and hit left before the final shot.
"I lost a lot. Everything was f & # 39; hand my colleagues and coaches for crimp that trust, I shall put the ball in & # 39; hands and simply believes in me," said Rose.
It was a boost & # 39; good trust for both guard & # 39; often injured & # 39; as well as for team lost two of the last three home games by seven & # 39; combined points.
"He needed that shot, you know what you say?" Gibson said. "He has let a lot of work, we were in & # 39; that situation a couple times this year and gone on his way."
Rose picked up the pace for Towns, who had 30 points but only two after the end. He went 13-of-13 from the line & # 39; throw b & # 39; anything halfway, but struggled against double teams & # 39; Phoenix in the second.
"We have only intensified in the second half," said Dragan Bender, the main man in charge of defending the cities. "We have been, tried nirdoppjawh, try issued the ball from your hands and make the other players do play."
When Towns struggling against double teams in the second half, Rose kept the Wolves in the game shooting & # 39; 11 to 18 in the middle.
T.J. Warren led Phoenix with a & # 39; 21 points, and Booker and Kelly Oubre Jr. each added. 18. The second last corner & # 39; Warren 3 hit the backboard side.
"I think we played well enough to deserve to win this game, but again & # 39; other, we did not identify how inagħlqu the game," said coach & # 39; Suns Igor Kokoskov. "It's just bad taste in & # 39; ħalqna after this loss, but we have to learn from mistakes."
The Suns lost all four during their trip to fall to 4-20 on the road in & # 39; this season. Night after upload & # 39; b & # 39; 20 in & # 39; Carlotte, Phoenix shot 46 percent, but rose & # 39; 22-of-32 from the line.
"We had a lot of mistakes that hurt us," said Warren. "We must be smarter and assess the ball more and just converted."
Kokoskov recounted his first memories of the game & # 39; Ryan Saunders Wolves when he served in the coach staff & # 39; Flip Saunders f & # 39; Detroit until 2008. "Sometimes it's hard when you come from a background of basketball and background & # 39; coach. He puts a lot of pressure on men like Ryan because he was in the shadow & # 39; Flip. … I'm really, really happy for Ryan. I think it will be a great coach for a long time in & # 39; this tournament
Sun: With C Deandre AYTON (ankle) and F Richaun Holmes (foot) out injured, Bender made the first start of the season and had 12 points and 10 rebound. "Drag has been phenomenal," said Warren. "I'm happy for him." … Guard veteran Jamal Crawford, who played last season in & # 39; Minesota, and has been active on the bench for the 1300 game of his career. It nilef three matches before b'uħqub left knee. "His experience, his voice, his presence, the wisdom that he shares the room locker when the coach m & # 39; are around, it is valuable for the group, and we are thrilled to do it "Kokoskov said before the game.
Timberwolves: Cities got the tenth game of his career with & # 39; 10 free throws or b & # 39; nothing. He also compared his career with four steals. … F Robert Covington (bruised knee) and G Tyus Jones (ankle) remain out.
The teams meet again Tuesday night in & # 39; Fenix.