Minnesota Timberwolves: Ricky Rubio gets a lot of assists in a Wolves home win


A miracle happened on Wednesday night. The Minnesota Timberwolves won at home.

I am a frequent user of TimeHop. It’s a great app that shows what you posted on social media on this day in the previous years. It’s enjoyable and sometimes it shows how life doesn’t change too much. I found this on my TimeHop this morning from four years ago:

On Wednesday, Ricky Rubio tied his career high and the franchise high for assists in a game. Rubio had 17 assists in the Minnesota Timberwolves 94-80 home victory over the Utah Jazz. It was the third time in Rubio’s career that he has had that many assists in a single game.

The assists were the first punch of a double-double for the point guard while also scoring 10 points. Karl-Anthony Towns joined the double-double parade with a 25 point and 10 rebound performance. Andrew Wiggins and Gorgui Dieng were the only other Wolves that reached double-digits with 17 and 12 points respectively.

Everyone that played for the Wolves got points except for Nemanja Bjelica. Only Andre Miller and Kevin Martin did not get any minutes for the Wolves on Wednesday night.

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The high man for the Jazz on Wednesday night was Trey Burke. Burke had 23 points off the bench in 37 minutes of play. Gordon Hayward was the leading scorer in the starting unit with 14 points while center Jeff Withey was right behind with 13 points.

The win for the Wolves brings their overall record for the season up to 12-20 with a 5-12 home record.

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The Wolves play right away again on New Year’s Eve. Minnesota will be in the Motor City for a matchup with the Detroit Pistons. Tipoff is set for 5:00.