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The Minnesota Timberwolves' first game without Ricky Rubio didn't evoke much optimism.
It's not going to get any easier as the Timberwolves embark on a season-high seven-game road trip Monday night against a surging Phoenix Suns team that has won nine straight in the series.
With Rubio and All-Star Kevin Love leading the way, it appeared Minnesota (21-21) could earn its first playoff berth since 2004. It entered Friday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers tied with Houston for eighth place in the Western Conference, but its playoff hopes now appear grim.
Rubio's left knee buckled with 16 seconds remaining in the 105-102 loss to the Lakers, and a day later an MRI confirmed that the point guard tore his ACL and is done for the season. The 21-year-old was averaging 10.6 points, 8.2 assists and was third in the league with 2.2 steals per game.
With its floor leader sidelined, Minnesota's playoff push didn't get off to an encouraging start.
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BEST OF MAXIM
What on Friday morning looked like a challenging, two-week road trip has become something more, a chance for the Timberwolves to prove themselves under the most adversity the young team has yet faced.
When Minnesota takes the court in Phoenix on Monday for the first of seven consecutive road games, it will be somewhat of a beginning. It's game 43 of the season. It should be...
RESPECT FOR RICKY
We had to wait what seemed like forever to see Ricky Rubio in the NBA. He was drafted 5th overall in the 2009 by the Minnesota Timberwolves but continued to play in the Spanish ACB League. Last year Rubio finally signed with T-Wolves, meaning the creative and gifted passer compared by many to Pete [...]
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio exited Friday contest against the Los Angeles Lakers in the waning moments after injuring his left knee in a collision with Kobe Bryant.
Rubio had to be helped off the court and was in considerable pain in the locker room, prompting star Kevin Love to take to Twitter.
"Praying for my teammate @rickyrubio9. Hope all goes well (Saturday...
Ricky Rubio will have an MRI on his left knee on Saturday, several hours after his knee buckled in the final moments of Minnesota's loss to the Lakers.
Unfortunately, yesterday’s biggest news isn’t good news. Ricky Rubio may or may not have sustained a serious knee injury in the closing seconds of last night’s loss to the Lakers… we won’t know for sure until later today, after he’s had an MRI. If you haven’t seen the play, here it is. To me, it doesn’t look as bad as you may imagine. However, you never can...
That needed to happen.
It was closer than they might have liked, but the result was all that mattered when the Timberwolves began their seven-game road trip with a 127-124 win over Phoenix.
It was the Timberwolves' highest-scoring game of the season, but even that didn't guarantee the win in a back-and-forth game. The Suns came out to 34-28 lead after the game's first...
For those of you who missed the news, Timberwolves rookie point guard Ricky Rubio will be out for the rest of the season due to an ACL injury.Since that injury occurred, there has been huge support from famous athletes and coaches on Rubio's behalf.Below, tennis star Rafael Nadal sends out a YouTube clip telling him to "cheer up":Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl...
Support around the world for Ricky Rubio seems to continue to pour in. Rubio tore his ACL a few days ago and his season is over. Pau Gasol sent him a nice text message, George Karl wore a FC Barcelona jersey to honor him, and the latest is Rafael Nadal who filmed a cheer up Ricky video which is now on YouTube.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Chris Kaman scored 20 points and the New Orleans Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 95-89 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, who played their first game Saturday night since losing star point guard Ricky Rubio for the season to a knee injury.
Jarrett Jack had 17 points and seven assists for the Hornets, who won for the 10th time all season...