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Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Hola, Ricky
Many NBA fans were gasping when they saw Ricky Rubio crumpled on the floor late in a game against the Lakers last February. It was one of those non-contact injuries where everyone who has watched sports just knew what it was.
All the fun was sucked out of the Timberwolves' season at that point. Fans were robbed of the point guard they waited so long for and had entertained them so thoroughly for the lockout-shortened season. No one was quite sure just how Rubio would come back and whether that flare and ability would still be there.
ACL injuries are no longer the death sentence they once were. Rubio would be back. He would likely regain all those skills and abilities soon.
He began that journey in earnest, coming back and playing for the first time since that fateful February day in Minnesota's 114-106 win over Dallas on Saturday.
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MINNEAPOLIS Ricky Rubio does not belong on paper.
That's where he's been imprisoned for months, though, relegated to reports and hearsay, reduced to "good" and "healthy" and "doing well." It's too flat, too colorless, too cut-and-dried. Rubio is the stuff of movement and noise. He's visceral, best experienced in a loud, adrenaline-charged...
Ricky Rubio came back last night against the Mavericks and had 9 assists in only 18 minutes. Tonight he played 16 minutes and had 4 assists. The above GIF shows a nice between the legs pass to Kevin Love for the three ball (which he missed), and the video below shows a great pass between a couple defenders to Kevin Love for the layup (that he got fouled on). So basically neither...
Ricky Rubio is ready for his first game of the season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced that Rubio has been cleared to make his season debut against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. It will be Rubio's first game since he tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee last March.
The slick-passing point guard has been practicing with the team for nearly two weeks to make sure...
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio will sit out Tuesday night's game against Miami as he continues to work his way back from major knee surgery. Rubio saw his first action of the season Saturday night against Dallas when he came off the bench and contributed eight points, nine assists, four rebounds and three steals. He was scheduled to play Monday night against Orlando...
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio made his season debut on Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks. He didn't disappoint either.In 19 minutes, the slick-handling Rubio scored eight points and dished out nine assists, one of which came on this sweet between-the-legs pass (and between defender Elton Brand's legs also). Minnesota eventually went on to win, 114-106...
Ricky Rubio returned back to the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday evening against the Dallas Mavericks, and of course he executes an incredible pass like the one below in which he bounced a pass through his legs and Elton Brand’s legs as well. In 17 minutes of play time, he has accumulated 9 assists; boy, Ricky Rubio, [...]The post Welcome Back Rubio: Throws Bounce Pass Between...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio again proved that a player doesn't have to score dozens and dozens of points to be the most important player on the basketball court. After missing the final 25 games of last season and the first 20 games this season after undergoing knee surgery, Rubio returned to the Minnesota Timberwolves lineup Saturday night for the first time this season. While...
Rubio is a major part of the Timberwolves team, but they haven't been terrible with him out due to injury
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been one of the NBA teams hardest hit by injuries early on this season, not having Ricky Rubio at all, missing half their games from Kevin Love, and even more absences due to injury present themselves as you scroll down coach Rick Adelman...
Video: Through 2 sets of legs.
Even if he can't shoot, or stay healthy. The T-Wolves should just play "Sweet Georgia Brown" when he's on the floor...http://fivetooltool.blogspot.com - The Sports Blog That Loves You Back!
The Wolves are in New Orleans on what is rumored to be the night before Ricky Rubio's season debut. A few short updates are below. Comment on the game here as you see fit, or in the forums if you so desire.
1. Shved Starting. Per the team, Alexey Shved will get the start tonight at the 2 guard. Shved has earned his stripes and is clearly ready for more time. This could perhaps...
It won't always be like that, the freaky-fun show in Minnesota on Saturday night, when Ricky Rubio returned to the Timberwolves' lineup as if he hadn't missed a day and the Timberwolves defeated the Mavericks, 114-106. The only vestige of the point guard's knee injury that remained was his minutes limit. Even so, with 8 points and 9 assists in 18 minutes, Rubio stole...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves didn't let a fourth-quarter Dallas comeback ruin Ricky Rubio's return to action from knee surgery. After the Mavericks forced overtime in a game it looked like the Timberwolves would win easily Saturday night, Minnesota scored the first 10 points of overtime and defeated Dallas 114-106. Nikola Pekovic scored three of his team...
(12-9) vs. (10-13)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Timberwolves by 3.5
Tickets: $1-$850 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 90-75 in Minneapolis on Nov. 7; Tonight in Orlando