It seems like every time Ricky Rubio gets off the bench to enter a game, the Minnesota Timberwolves are facing a big deficit.
After Rubio helped them dig out of a big hole in a 111-100 loss to Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night, the Spanish point guard may not have to wait nearly as long to enter the next game.
Rose scored a season-high 31 points and had 11 assists to outlast Rubio in a thrilling duel that started when the Spaniard led the Wolves back with a 20-2 run at the end of the second quarter.
Luol Deng had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Kyle Korver scored 13 points off the bench for the Bulls, who led by 24 points in the second quarter.
''We come back, but that's not the way that we want to play,'' said Rubio, who had 13 points, 12 assists and four steals. ''We want to play from the beginning, from the first minute and that's happened a lot of times that we play bad, we are down and then is when we react.''
Against the reigning MVP, that was far too lat...