Rubio turned in 17 points (7-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 assists, three steals, and two rebounds in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 100-93 Game 5 loss to the Rockets.
Rubio produced his second straight double-double while amassing another healthy steal total. Ultimately it wasn't enough for the Jazz to extend the series, and Rubio's airball on a wide open corner three down the stretch was an unfriendly reminder of his main weakness. Rubio is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and while he has been a steady contributor in Utah, a move to a team that operates at a faster pace might be the only thing that can significantly improve his fantasy value.
Rubio had 18 points (6-17 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 11 assists, three rebounds, one steal, and one block in 39 minutes during Monday's 107-91 victory over the Rockets.
Rubio handed out a game-high 11 assists Monday, helping the Jazz to a much-needed victory over the Rockets. The win ensures there will at least be one more game, however, it will be in Houston on Wednesday. Rubio has had a decent playoffs, scoring in double-digits in all four games thus far, while handing out a combined 32 assists to go with nine steals.
Rubio supplied 17 points (7-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine assists, four rebounds and four steals across 32 minutes during the Jazz's 118-98 loss to the Rockets in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday.
Rubio had the tough task of trying to defend James Harden for much of the night, a job at which he was unsuccessful the majority of the time. However, the veteran point guard's efforts on the other end of the floor were much more fruitful, as his scoring total led the Jazz's first unit during the loss. Rubio has been solid across the stat sheet to open the series, as he's averaging 16.0 points, 7.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals across 32.0 minutes over the first two games against the Rockets.
Rubio amassed 15 points (5-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six assists, three rebounds, and two steals in 32 minutes during Sunday's 122-90 loss to the Rockets.
Rubio, who had missed four of the last five games for the Jazz, was back in action Sunday, ending with 15 points in 32 minutes. He has been struggling with a slew of injuries across the backend of the season and although he was able to take his regular place in the starting lineup, he was unable to help the Jazz in avoiding a 32 point thumping. It appears as though he will be ready to go Wednesday but the threat of injury seems to be ever-present when it comes to the veteran point guard.
Rubio (quad) has been cleared to play Sunday in Game 1 against Houston, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Rubio was considered probable after participating in Saturday's practice session, so this news is unsurprising. He should be available to play a full complement of minutes and will start Utah's first postseason contest.
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