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(Eds: APNewsNow. Recasts final paragraph to clarify. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer Ricky Rubio's knee is finally back to normal.
So is his sizzle. The behind-the-back passes and uncanny defensive instincts that made him a rookie sensation last year have largely returned as Rubio has made his way back from a torn ACL in his left knee.
Rubio is averaging 13.5 points, 9.8 assists and 3.2 steals in the last 13 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has 43 steals in the last 10 games, the highest 10-game total since Ron Artest in 2002.
The only thing that has not returned is team success. The Wolves have won just five times in the last 27 games. Rubio says that has been as painful as the rehab he went through to get his knee back in shape.
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Ricky Rubio had 15 points, 11 assists, seven rebounds and six steals to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to an 87-82 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night that snapped a six-game losing streak.
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Know I’m late to this, but it’s my favorite sports video of the week. The set-up. This whole Harlem Shake epidemic is the latest mindless thing to blow up the Interwebs. You can’t escape it. It’s like Call Me Maybe all over again. Ganam-style to its most gag-tastic. My sincere hope is that it’s running its course. Unfortunately, it didn’t escape the Miami Heat, who released...
While most of you are probably sick of these Harlem Shake videos that we've posted, this is one is a change-up.Check out the Minnesota Timberwolves version that was shown at the Target Center during their game with the Miami Heat back on Monday:
We're glad to report that the Minnesota Timberwolves are as sick of this whole thing as you are.
We have a little over a month remaining in this NBA regular season and now is a good time to take an hour to look back and think of everything we have all loved about the season. And what better way to do that than heeding the advice of the great Ricky Rubio and simply enjoying. Are you glum that the season is winding down? "Change this face. Be happy. Enjoy!"
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Plain and simple: this one sucked. A matchup that could have and should have been written off as a victory ended up serving as one of the sloppiest performances of the season for the Washington Wizards.
Although the Wizards did show...