Rubio had 10 points (5-16 FG, 0-4 3PT, 0-1 FT), 13 assists, six rebounds and one block in 36 minutes during Saturday's 115-109 loss at Houston.
Rubio has been on fire as a distributor of late, registering at least nine in each of his last five outings but dishing out 13 or more in three of his last four. He will try to continue pulling the strings of Phoenix's offense Monday at home against his former team, the Timberwolves.
Rubio recorded 13 points (6-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt), 15 assists, six rebounds, four steals and one block in 42 minutes during Thursday's 139-132 overtime win against the Pelicans.
Rubio compiled season highs in assists and minutes while logging his seventh double-double through 16 appearances. Having totaled a career-best 25 double-doubles across 75 appearances in 2016-17, it's possible Rubio will surpass that here in 2019-20, as he's off to a strong start on a sizzling offensive squad. Moreover, this is also the third time he has swiped four steals this season, and the second time in the last three games.
Rubio (hand) is starting at point guard Wednesday against the Magic.
As expected, Rubio won't be forced to miss any time due to a left hand injury he picked up Monday against the Hornets. In three games since returning from a back injury, Rubio is averaging 16.0 points, 8.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 31.3 minutes per contest.
Coach Monty Williams said after the Suns' morning shootaround that Rubio (hand) is on track to play Wednesday against the Magic, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Initially listed as questionable for the contest, Rubio will be bumped up to probable on the Suns' first injury report Wednesday. A back issue had recently sidelined Rubio for a three-game spell, but he's returned to action in effective fashion over the Suns' past three contests, averaging 16.0 points, 8.7 assists, 1.7 triples, 1.3 steals and 1.0 rebound in 31.3 minutes over that stretch.
Rubio is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic due to a left hand injury, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
The details surrounding Rubio's hand issue are scarce to this point, but he seemingly picked up the injury during Monday's matchup in Charlotte. Ty Jerome and Elie Okobo would be in line for extended minutes if Rubio can't go.
Rubio recorded nine points (3-10 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 13 assists, four steals, one rebound and one block in 36 minutes during Monday's 109-104 win over the Hornets.
Rubio pitched in across every category except threes while amassing a season high in assists and matching season highs in steals and minutes. Though his field goal percentage through 14 appearances in 2019-20 leaves a lot to be desired as per usual, Rubio has been an extremely valuable, versatile and well-rounded contributor for a Suns team that's exceeding expectations.
Rubio (back) had 21 points (6-12 FG, 4-6 3PT, 5-7 FT), nine assists and one rebound in 33 minutes during Friday's 120-113 defeat against the Mavericks.
Rubio has been dealing with injuries of late and while he has played back-to-back contests, he has missed four of Phoenix's last seven games while topping the 30-minute plateau just once. He didn't show signs of any injury in this game, however, and that should be a positive sign ahead of Monday's road matchup at Charlotte.
Rubio (back) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Mavericks, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
Rubio played Wednesday after missing three straight games with back spasms, but he resurfaced on the injury report ahead of Friday's game. He'll likely play, although he could face some restrictions if the injury continues to bother him.
Rubio had 18 points (6-11 FG, 1-4 3PT, 5-6 FT), four assists and one rebound in 25 minutes during Wednesday's 140-132 loss against the Wizards.
Rubio was coming off a three-game absence but looked completely healthy, meaning he should remain as Phoenix's starting point guard going forward. He should resume his usual workload of nearly 30 minutes per game ahead of Friday's matchup against the Mavericks.
Rubio (back) confirmed that he will play Wednesday against the Wizards.
As expected, Rubio will make his return from back spasms following a three-game absence. He'll presumably re-join the starting five, pushing Tyler Johnson back to the bench.
Rubio (back) is considered probable and plans to play Wednesday versus the Wizards, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
Rubio has sat out the last three games due to back spasms, but it appears he'll be able to rejoin the lineup Wednesday. Tyler Johnson likely would receive another start should Rubio suffer a setback and be unable to play.
Rubio (back) took the floor for practice Tuesday and intends to play Wednesday against Washington, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
Rubio has missed three consecutive contests due to back spasms, but he's looking to make his return to game action Wednesday after making it through Tuesday's practice without issue. The team will likely wait to see how he feels during morning shootaround before providing another update, however.
Rubio (back) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Denver, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
Rubio continues to battle back spasms and will miss his third straight game. Tyler Johnson figures to receive another start in his absence.
Rubio (back) will be held out of Saturday's game against the Timberwolves, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.
As expected, Rubio will miss a second straight game due to the lingering effects of back spasms. Tyler Johnson will presumably continue to start until Rubio is able to return.
Rubio (back) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Minnesota, Danny Cunningham of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reports.
Rubio appears to be in danger of missing his second straight contest due to back spasms. Tyler Johnson drew the start in his place Thursday night against the Pelicans and could do so again Saturday, assuming Rubio is ultimately ruled out.
Rubio (back) won't play Thursday against New Orleans, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Rubio was considered questionable for Thursday's tilt due to back spasms, but he evidently doesn't feel healthy enough to give it a go. Jevon Carter drew the start in Rubio's place Monday against the Kings, though the Suns have yet to announce who will start at point guard.
Coach Monty Williams said Rubio (back) will be a game-time decision Thursday against the Pelicans, Bob Young of The Athletic reports.
Rubio entered Thursday with a doubtful tag due to a back issue, but it sounds like he's going to test things out during warmups before a final decision is made regarding his status. Should Rubio prove unable to play, Jevon Carter would likely pick up another start in his place.
Rubio (back) is considered doubtful for Thursday's game against the Pelicans, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Rubio didn't play the second half Tuesday against the Kings after entering the contest as questionable with the back issue, and he's now likely to be sidelined Thursday. Jevon Carter seems likely to receive another start in his potential absence.
Rubio (back) didn't play the second half of Tuesday's matchup against the Kings, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports. He finished with one point (0-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two assists, one rebound and one steal in 16 minutes.
Rubio was originally questionable for Tuesday's game due to back spasms, and the issue flared up during the contest. He should be considered questionable for Thursday's game against the Pelicans until further notice.
Rubio (back) will play and start Tuesday's matchup against the Kings.
Rubio was dealing with back spasms, but he'll end up missing just one game due to the issue. Over his past five appearances, he's averaging 16.2 points, 9.2 assists and 6.2 rebounds in 32.4 minutes.
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