The Washington Wizards have found some stability since John Wall returned from injury.
Getting Ricky Rubio back hasn't had that effect for the injury-plagued Minnesota Timberwolves.
Back from their western swing, Wall and the Wizards will try to extend their season-high home winning streak to four on Friday night when the Timberwolves try to get on track with the first of two straight against the Eastern Conference's two worst teams.
Since making his season debut seven games ago following a stress injury to his left kneecap, Wall is averaging 14.0 points and 6.9 assists off the bench as the league-worst Wizards (9-31) slowly work him back into game shape.
That cautious approach has worked so far, as Washington has won four times since the former No. 1 overall pick returned.
The Wizards are scoring 98.9 points per game on 46.0 percent shooting with Wall, improving their league-low averages to 90.9 and 41.7.
"The last eight games we've built a good, solid round ...