Derrick Rose had NBA’s all-time weirdest stat line

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Derrick Rose slips while dribbling the ball on Tuesday against the Warriors. | Getty Images

No one has ever seen a game like the one Bulls guard Derrick Rose had Tuesday night against the Warriors. And, they never will.

How weird was his stat line on Tuesday night?

Let’s just say he and Mike Dunleavy combined for 33 shots and 11 turnovers … and Dunleavy didn’t play.

The two did have one assist.

No need to check with Elias. Derrick Rose is the first NBA player to score 30-plus points with one assist and turn the ball over 11 times.

Think about it: To commit 11 turnovers, you have to be bad … but good. You have to have the ball a lot and be a player your team relies on. You’re probably playing well on defense. You must have the confidence of your coach, because a lesser player would be on the bench after five turnovers.

All of those are true with Rose, who was approaching the NBA record of 14 turnovers set by John Drew in 1978 and and tied by Jason Kidd in 2000.

Rose did chase Steph Curry for 43 minutes in the overtime game, holding him to 23 points. Despite the turnover problem, that enabled Rose to finish the game with an amazing plus-minus of +10.


Crazier than all that, Rose didn’t shoot one free throw. He launched 33 shots, but not one from the free-throw line with the clock stopped. The only other two players to ever do that were Hakeem Olajuwon and Gilbert Arenas. They both lost their games.

Rose’s only assist came in the 47th minute of regulation to set up a Kirk Hinrich three-pointer that put the Bulls ahead by two.

In overtime, Rose’s 33rd shot of the night with seven seconds left went in, giving the Bulls a 113-111 victory over the NBA-leading Warriors.

Of all the luck—it was Rose’s 13th field goal.

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