The Wolves won again yesterday in a serious game against the Brooklyn Nets by 98-91. Moreover, Ri...
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Greetings from Target Center where, after a relatively brief Wolves practice, Ricky Rubio – still on crutches – talked with the media for the first time since severely spraining his ankle No. 7 in Orlando.
In true Rubio style, over the course of the 12-minute gathering, he remained mostly upbeat about his situation. Yes, it’s been tough, he said. Especially considering how well he was playing just before his injury. “I was feeling good,” he said. “I think the best I’ve felt in the NBA. Especially the game in Brooklyn (when he had 14 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds). I was feeling like I’d found my tempo. I was leading the team.”
But, Rubio said, it doesn’t do anyone any good to dwell on the past. “It is what it is,” he said. “We can’t look back and take the injury back. So we just have to deal with it. It’s been almost two weeks, so just getting to rehab every day, twice, three times every day. And trying to come back as soon as possible to help the team.”
Wolves guard Ricky Rubio sprained his ankle back on Nov. 7 against the Orlando Magic. He addressed the media for the first time after Thursday's practice. Our Kyle Ratke and Dane Mizutani take a look at the injury, what he's done since, and what his road to recovery will look like.
It was a Friday night in Orlando. The date was Nov. 7 and the Wolves were playing their second game on a 13-day road trip.
Orlando was coming back late in the second quarter, down just 48-45 with 2:32 left in the first half, but it never really looked the Minnesota was about to lose the game. That was until Rubio saw an open lane after Andrew Wiggins set a pick on Orlando rookie Elfrid Payton. Rubio hesitated and saw an opening and drove to the basket. Guard Willie Green stepped in front of Rubio and forced him to abandon the drive and dish the ball out.
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Ricky Rubio gets injured during the game against the Magic.
Ricky suffers a severe sprain in his left ankle after crashing with Willie Green when he was laying up during the game that the Wolves played against the Orlando Magic The guard from El Masnou twisted his ankle when there were 2,28 to finish the second cuarter and after the injury he left the court accompanied by the healthcare personnel and on crutches after finishing the game. The official medical report of the Minnesota Timberwolves confirms the first tests: there¹s no fracture but the sprain is strong and the spanish guard could be few weeks out of the court. "The X-Ray doesn¹t show any fracture, but we all know that the sprain was big enough, so we will have to wait until this Saturday that he will have new medical examinations", said Flip Saunders, Wolves¹s coach, after the game. Ricky before get injured played 13 minutes and he contributed with 4 points after noting down two of four field goals, he failed a three point shot and he didn¹t get to the free throw line. But, again, he was the perfect director in the Timberwolves game after he delivered 6 assists and after he captured 3 rebounds that were defensives. The Wolves, finally, lost during the overtime by 103-112 and now they stand with 2 wins and 3 defeats in this Regular Season.
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Double double against the Nets and second win of the season
The Wolves won again yesterday in a serious game against the Brooklyn Nets by 98-91. Moreover, Ricky played a great game getting a double double and staying at the doors of a new triple double with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists. In addition,2 steals and a 54% of hit field goal. The guard has started the season with an amazing numbers and an average of 10,8 points, 11 assists, 6,3 rebounds, 1,5 steals and a 41,9% in field goals. Currently his shot percentage is above Rajon Rondo, Reggie Jackson, Ty Lawson, James Harden, Brandon Knight, Elfrid Payton, Darren Collison, Mike Conley, Brandon Jennings o Jeremy Lin. Undoubtedly is a great progression that is helping also the Wolves to improve in their game and their wins.