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Timberwolves test out Rubio, Adelman in preseason game with Milwaukee

A lot of eyes will be watching rookie guard Ricky Rubio in his first NBA outing Saturday night. The Wolves host the Bucks in the first of two preseason games between the two teams. It's also Rick Adelman's first outing on the court with the Wolves.
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A lot of eyes will be watching rookie guard Ricky Rubio in his first NBA outing Saturday night. The Wolves host the Bucks in the first of two preseason games between the two teams. It's also Rick Adelman's first outing on the court with the Wolves.

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