Rubio is dealing with a minor thigh injury and was sidelined for the Spanish national team's exhibition with Lithuania on Monday, Darren Wolfson of KSTP-TV reports. Rubio picked up the injury last week in an exhibition game against Angola, but was only held out Monday for precautionary purposes. The point guard is expected to be at full strength when the 2016 Summer Olympics begin in August.
Rubio was held to two points (1-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt), but finished with nine assists, four rebounds, and a steal over 34 minutes in Tuesday's 124-117 overtime upset of the Warriors. The two points gave Rubio his lowest scoring night since March 8, and extended his streak of single-digit points to four games. As has been the case throughout his career, Rubio's broken jump shot remains the main source of his recent demise, as he's hit only 7-of-30 attempts (23.3%) from the field during that stretch. In spite of those struggles, Rubio has managed to become more of a three-point threat of late, as Tuesday marked the first time in the last 13 games that he failed to knock down a single shot from downtown.
Rubio compiled 17 points (6-15 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 assists, seven rebounds, and three steals in 34 minutes during the Timberwolves' 121-116 victory against the Suns on Monday. Rubio was three rebounds away from a triple-double, but he also committed six turnovers. He has made nine threes in the last five games, upping his total on the season to 56 made triples. Meanwhile, this was his seventh double-double in March and his 13th of 2015-16. Rubio is closing the season on a high note, showing some serious improvement in the shooting department.
Rubio collected 23 points (9-12 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six assists, five rebounds, four steals and a block over 31 minutes in Saturday's 93-84 loss to the Jazz. The fifth-year pro, notorius for his shooting inefficiency, has shown marked improvement from the field recently. He came in to Saturday's contest already shooting 42 percent overall in March, his best figure in that category in a full month this season. Saturday's 75 percent success rate from the field equaled his second best of the season, and marked his fifth game during March where he's shot 50 percent or better. If Rubio can maintain his offensive improvement over the final stretch of the season, his already solid fantasy value will go up several notches.
Rubio recorded 20 points (5-9 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 7-7 FT), 11 assists, four rebounds, four steals, and one block across 33 minutes during the Timberwolves' 109-104 loss to the Warriors on Monday. Rubio matched his season-high with three three-pointers on Monday, and all three of these performances have happened in February and March. He has made 50 three-pointers on the season, which is five more than his previous high for a campaign, and Rubio is actually averaging 1.5 threes through 10 March matchups. It has been his best overall month as well, as he is averaging 13.1 points (44.6 FG, 39.5 3Pt, 93.3 FT), nine assists to 3.2 turnovers, 4.4 rebounds, 1.9 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 32 minutes during March.
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