Rose: ‘Rubio played a hell of a game’
While the final tallies for both players are heavily in favor of the Bulls’ franchise point guard, both players executed their roles to near perfection. (Derrick) Rose set the tone for Chicago early and then managed the game until it was time for him to take over in the fourth quarter. (Ricky) Rubio, on the other hand, came off the bench to galvanize a Wolves team in desperate need of execution and organization.
“Rubio played a hell of a game,” Rose said after the victory, in which he finished with 31 points and 11 assists. “All of their other players played well, knocking down shots when he was passing them the ball. They’re a different team. They play with a lot of energy.
“They all are on the same page. Everybody knows their own role.”