The Minnesota Timberwolves have spent most of the season trying to stay afloat as they waited on two returns.
They'll likely finally have their two centerpieces back together Monday night as they visit the Orlando Magic.
Star point guard Ricky Rubio returned Saturday, helping Minnesota (12-9) to a 114-106 overtime victory against Dallas in his first game since tearing two knee ligaments in March. Rubio posted nine assists and eight points while having his minutes capped at 19, but the emotional lift his return provided may have been even bigger for the Timberwolves as they captured their fourth straight win.
"Just because his talent and who he is," coach Rick Adelman told the team's official website. "Our guys watched him work and get ready for this game. They know what type of player he is. He just rubs off and we found that out last year when we lost him."
All-Star teammate Kevin Love, who missed Minnesota's first nine games with a broken right hand, sat out Saturday because o...