Rubio had a poor shooting night, going just 3-12 from the field. He hit one of his four three-pointers and sunk six of eight free throw attempts. Rubio finished with 13 points. Rubio made up for his poor shooting by getting his teammates more involved. He dished out 11 assists during the contest. Rubio also added seven rebounds and four steals.
The double-double was just the second in nine games for the point guard since returning from a lengthy injury layoff. He also racked up six rebounds, one steal and one block in 38 minutes in the loss.
The Timberwolves will look to bounce back Saturday against the Grizzlies.
It was just Rubio's second double-double of the season and narrowly missed his first triple-double of the year. He and the Timberwolves will look to keep rolling Monday against the Rockets.
"I talked to the guys. ... We are playing for the future, for next year," Rubio said. "The future starts right now."
After resting Sunday, point guard
Rubio, who recently came back to Minnesota's lineup from a severe ankle injury, sat out Sunday's 112-101 win over the
Since returning from his injury, Rubio has averaged 11.7 points and six assists.
Rubio is making his way back from a severe ankle injury and has not been cleared to play in any back-to-back games. He is expected to be available for Monday's game against the Hawks. Guard
The Timberwolves are 8-point underdogs to the Pistons.
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