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MINNEAPOLIS This one might come as something of a shock: Since 2006-07, the New Orleans Hornets have the third-best record of any opposing team at the Target Center, 8-2. That's worse than just the Lakers (11-1) and Mavericks (10-2), and it's especially interesting considering that the Hornets have had just three winning seasons over that time.
The last time New Orleans visited the Target Center was March 10, 2012, the night after Ricky Rubio tore his ACL in a Timberwolves loss to the Lakers. There's a bit of dj vu to this weekend series it's another home Friday-Saturday Lakers-Hornets back-to-back but Rubio made it through the Lakers game unscathed this time around.
The Hornets have an 8-7 record in their last 15 games; the Timberwolves are 3-12. Minnesota has traveled to New Orleans twice this season already, winning handily, 113-102, the first time and then blowing a lead to lose the second, 104-92.
In keeping with their success at the Target Center, the Hor...
BEST OF MAXIM
You know you got some skills with the basketball when you can fake out trained, professional NBA cameramen sitting on the sidelines. That is exactly what happened during Minnesota's recent game versus the Hornets courtesy of, who else, Ricky Rubio. During the third quarter, New Orleans coughed up the ball and Rubio was on the spot to gather the loose ball. Ricky proceeded to...
ON ANOTHER LEVEL
The Timberwolves crushed the Hornets last night 115-86. Ricky Rubio stole the show once again with his passing. This time it was a pass to himself though. A fake behind the back pass to himself to be exact. Pretty awesome skills this guy has. Check out the video below. Check out our Home Page for more stories and follow us on Twitter and Facebook
Minnesota's Ricky Rubio's 360 fake behind-the-back pass confused the cameraman.
MIN 115, NOH 86
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MINNEAPOLIS The Ricky Rubio caricature is a flawed one.
You know what I'm talking about, the smiling cherub perched on the bench, the sighing prince who waxes poetic about his teammates, and basketball, and anything else in his sunny domain. That Ricky Rubio, the one who sometimes feels like he's not quite of this world, too happy, too earnest, incapable of lying or misleading...
Pau Gasol is more than on the record stating that he does not like his current role as a bench player for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Now his buddy Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves is coming to his defense.
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As the Lakers prepare for their visit to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio spoke out on behalf of fellow Spaniard Pau Gasol.
"Gasol proved to the league he is one of the best," Rubio told reporters in Minneapolis. "He can pass. He can shoot. He can rebound. He can do a lot of things. I think if you use him in the right way...
Image Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn | US PRESSWIREPau Gasol and Ricky Rubio are teammates on the Spanish National Basketball team. Leading up to the Lakers match-up with the Timberwolves tonight, Ricky Rubio was asked about Pau Gasol’s move to the bench, and issues between the Lakers big man and his coach and team. Rubio had some strong words for the Lakers:“It’s been the last two...
Sweet redemption. The last time the Lakers made an appearance at Target Center, Ricky Rubio blew out a knee. Of note during that game: Kevin Love was out. Of note during that game: The Lakers were at full health and the Wolves were one non-knee blow out away from sneaking away with the win. It came down to the final minute. Let that be the mindset for how this team SHOULD be playing...
MINNEAPOLIS Ricky Rubio got his wish: Pau Gasol has been reinserted into the Lakers' starting lineup for Friday's game against the Timberwolves, replacing Dwight Howard, who's out with the same right shoulder injury that has troubled him for much of the season.Just 24 hours after the Timberwolves point guard, who considers the Lakers big man a close friend, spoke out...