Timberwolves’ Rubio scores career-high 33 points against the Lakers

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio had a career game against the Los Angeles Lakers. And he helped the Timberwolves win, as they won 119-104 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Rubio scored a career-high 33 points. He went 12 of 20 from the field, including 4 of 5 from the three-point range. Also, he went 5 of 6 from the free-throw line.

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio attempts to shoot the ball against the Indiana Pacers
Ricky Rubio attempts to shoot the ball against the Indiana Pacers (Getty Images)

He also had five rebounds, 10 assists, and two steals in the game.

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“It feels good,” Rubio said. “I have a lot of confidence. I feel the experience is paying off and the work I put in, too. Starting the season, I wasn’t feeling that good, and now I feel the best I ever felt.”

Rubio had 20 points in the first half. He had 13 points in the second quarter alone.

Before this game, his career-high was 28 points during the 2015-16 season. He also scored the previous high against the Lakers.

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“He has put a lot of time into it, and it’s paying off for him,” Wolves head coach Tom Thibodeau said of Rubio’s shooting improvement. “It just opens up the floor. They have to play everybody honestly … He’s finding the open areas. He’s making a lot of good reads.”

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