It’s been a long time since Ricky Rubio He did not feel so comfortable on a basketball court, and that was noticed last night in the gestures and in the statistical sheet of the Masnou base. Catalan, with a display of 26 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals, led the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 126-114 victory over the almighty Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors.
Ricky’s scoring exercise contrasted against that of the rival star for his moderation and efficiency. The Wolves point guard ended with a series of 7 hits in 13 field goals and 5 targets of 8 attempts from the perimeter. He also did not miss any of his 7 free throws or make any losses in 31 minutes of play.
Curry, what led the scoring of the game with 37 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists was more fail than usual with a series of 11 of 27 in field goals and a 6 of 17 in triples.
Ricky’s 26 points tie his tenth-highest score in his NBA career, and is that the maximum of the Catalan were the 34 points achieved in February 2018 against the San Antonio Spurs. Beyond the individualities, El Masnou once again highlighted what really matters to him on the field:
“We are playing very well as a team, and we want to finish the season strong.”
In a fast-paced game, the intervention in the last quarter of the rookie Anthony Edwards was key to consolidate the triumph of the Timberwolves. The main candidate for the ‘rookie’ award of the year added 18 of his 25 total points in the final period and the locals melted their rival with a final partial of 37-23.
The Warriors reached the fourth quarter with a small two-point mattress on the scoreboard after the Curry’s display in the third quarter, where he scored 16 of his 37 points after having suffered in the shot in the first half.
It was the triples The ones that allowed the Wolves to take a breather and disengage in the fourth quarter: two in a row of Karl-Anthony Towns (22 points and 11 rebounds) and Juancho Hernangómez (9 points and 7 rebounds) allowed them to lead by double digits, and then they were three more from Edwards, which had not released any until then, those who handed down the sentence.
The upside game of these Wolves, although it arrives very late, allows them evaluate their potential for the next course and also assess what to do in the postseason and in the next market periods.
D’Angelo Russell, who did not have his best night in shooting, gave prominence to Ricky but did participate in a brilliant first-quarter finish for Minnesota. The base ended with 7 points and 8 assists from the bench, where the 8 points of Jordan mclaughlin and the 13 of Naz Reid.
For the Warriors (31-32), the loss was un jug of cold water that places them in the last square of the fight for the tournament play-in standings. Behind, mathematically, the New Orleans Pelicans (28-35) could still catch up with them.
Among the positive notes that Steve Kerr got from the meeting is the great game of Andrew Wiggins, former Wolves, which ended with 27 points the crash. Draymond green contributed 11 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks to the effort of the visiting team.
Defeat closes Crazy April Curry, which has accumulated 96 triple record in 15 games and averaged 37.3 points per game. The goal now remains to consolidate the team’s presence in the playoffs.