Derrick Rose Makes History, Grizzlies Face Spurs in Texas Showdown
In a showdown against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday evening, the Memphis Grizzlies welcomed back Derrick Rose after his absence from the previous seven games, marking a significant moment in NBA history as Rose climbed up the all-time scoring ladder.
Starting the game with 12,414 career points, Rose etched his name higher on the list, surpassing Charles Oakley’s tally of 12,417 and securing the 252nd position. His next target is to overtake Caron Butler’s 12,430 points. Follow your favourite basketball team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet, one of the best basketball gambling sites.
This season, Rose’s presence has been felt in four games, averaging 8.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per match. His shooting stands at 32.4% from the field and an impressive 50.0% from beyond the arc.
The Grizzlies’ initial 2-9 record in their opening 11 games has landed them in the 15th seed, placing them at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. Their recent defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers with a scoreline of 134-107 in California added to their early-season struggles.
Following their clash with the Spurs, the Grizzlies gear up to face the Boston Celtics on Sunday in their upcoming match.
Rose, now in his 15th season in the NBA, embarks on this journey with the Memphis team after stints with the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and New York Knicks.
Once an NBA superstar, Rose claimed the 2011 MVP Award and has transitioned admirably into a role player, showcasing resilience and adaptability. His recent season with the Knicks saw him averaging 5.6 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game across 27 appearances. Get the latest updates from the world of basketball only on Nextbet Sports.