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Rubio, Barea to miss tune-up against Bucks

The Timberwolves say point guards Ricky Rubio and J.J. Barea wont' play in tonight's exhibition game in Milwaukee against the Bucks. Coach Rick Adelman tells the Pioneer Press Rubio has a sprained ankle and Barea has a thigh bruise.
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The Timberwolves say point guards Ricky Rubio and J.J. Barea wont' play in tonight's exhibition game in Milwaukee against the Bucks. Coach Rick Adelman tells the Pioneer Press Rubio has a sprained ankle and Barea has a thigh bruise.

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