In last night’s home victory against reigning NBA champions Dallas:
But Love hit two straight 3s, including a step-back over Kidd, and Rubio assisted on three straight buckets during an end-of-the-game surge. His last pass was a beauty between Nowitzki’s legs to an open Tolliver in the corner for a 3-pointer and a 98-82 lead.
With the Wolves offense stagnant, Rubio scored 12 of the team’s 15 points during a critical five minute stretch bridging the third and fourth quarters. The Spanish kid who supposedly can’t shoot drilled two 3s and scored on a pair of pretty drives, the last giving them an 82-72 lead with nine minutes to play.
Rubio has played all 12 minutes of the fourth quarter of all four games and has made 7 of 10 shots and scored 21 points with 14 assists and nine rebounds in those 48 minutes.