The Detroit Pistons beat the Russell Westbrook-less Houston Rockets 115-107 on Saturday night at Toyota Center. The Pistons improved to 11-15, whereas the Rockets dropped to 17-9. Luke Kennard scored 22 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, Derrick Rose added 20 points along with 12 assists for Detroit, on the other hand, James Harden posted 39 points, six boards, and seven assists.
In a piece on The Slam, Derrick Rose said he is focused on adapting his game to stay relevant in the ever-evolving NBA:
“I’m not a jump shooter – I’m just a scorer. Whatever you give me, I’ll take it. I knew that having a jump shot prolongs your career. The older you get, you adapt to the game and that’s all I’m trying to do now. If the game goes back to all lay-ups and midrange, I want to be able to do what Kobe (Bryant) did. He’s my example and the guy I look to and make sure I don’t change my game all the way.
He didn’t change his game at all, but he was able to play 20 years and still be effective. That’s amazing to me. There aren’t too many people in NBA history, besides the greats, who can do that. I want to be considered one of them,” Rose said, per The Detroit News:
This season, Rose is averaging 16.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.8 steals, and 6.0 assists per game, while shooting at 48.4% from the field.
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