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Rubio: 'We can be a playoff team'

Ricky Rubio says the Timberwolves “can be a playoff team.” The rookie point guard says the Wolves could be 5-5 or 6-4 if “we play from the beginning of the game at 100 percent.” The 3-7 Wolves aim for win No. 4 Friday night in New Orleans.
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Ricky Rubio says the Timberwolves “can be a playoff team.” The rookie point guard says the Wolves could be 5-5 or 6-4 if “we play from the beginning of the game at 100 percent.” The 3-7 Wolves aim for win No. 4 Friday night in New Orleans.

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