Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 1/18/13
MINNEAPOLIS They clustered around the tunnel, as they always do, above, around, leaning over. Thursday night was not a night for congratulations, not from those fans zealous enough for the leaning over the railing sendoff. A 90-77 loss shooting 35.7 percent as a team when the Clippers looked like they were giving the game away that's hardly the stuff of cheers and high-fives, and so just a few fans lingered and offered thin words of encouragement.As Ricky Rubio trudged off the court, he clutched his baby blue towel to his mouth, giving the sense that he was about to vomit. He wasn't, of course Rubio is actually one of the healthy ones but there was no more fitting image for that mess of a game.You have the touch, one fan yelled as Rubio passed, perhaps hoping to encourage the point guard after a 2-of-9 shooting night. A chorus of it's okay rained down, too, directed at the players perhaps as much at the faithful remaining in the arena. And Rubio wanted none of it. Not Thursday, ...
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