Skip to main content

What they're saying about Wolves-Clippers: Rubio no Chris Paul

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Chris Paul certainly took matters into his own hands Wednesday night as the Clippers dispensed with the Timberwolves at Target Center Wednesday night, 102-98.

Point guard Paul dropped in 16 of his 20 points in the 4th quarter – the difference maker.

And the general consensus is that Ricky Rubio is just not quite at that level yet.

"Paul stepped up, as a star should, to help his team stop a late game run by Minnesota, by draining two (three-pointers) as well as a jumper right in Rubio's face," notes TWolvesBlog. "Frustrated, he couldn't hang with Paul. He gave head coach Rick Adelman a helpless look as Chris Paul, seemingly effortlessly, put the game out of reach."

Yahoo! Sports: "Paul finished with 20 points and 11 assists for his 12th straight double-double to open the season, breaking Magic Johnson's previous mark of 11 straight in 1990-91."

Comcast Sports Bay Area focuses on the head-to-head between Blake Griffin and Kevin Love: "In a matchup of two of the best power forwards in the league, Griffin and Love spent the first half essentially playing each other to an underwhelming draw. They combined to shoot 4 for 17 before Griffin made his move in the third. He scored 14 points in the quarter, often going right at Love and scoring any way he wanted."

Another nugget from Yahoo! Sports: "Timberwolves F Derrick Williams, a former No. 2 overall pick, was in for 11 minutes after he had played just three minutes in the last three games. ... Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has turned to rookie F Robbie Hummel as his top sub at small forward."

ESPN offers thisKevin Martin (28 points), Nikola Pekovic (20 points) and Brewer (17 points) each gave the Clippers fits at times. Stat of the game: The Clippers had 25 fast-break points, which is 13 more than they had last week against the Timberwolves and eight more than their season average.

Next Up

Chet Holmgren

Thunder selects Chet Holmgren 2nd overall in NBA Draft

The Minneapolis native becomes the highest-drafted Minnesotan in NBA history.

Screen Shot 2022-06-23 at 2.21.45 PM

One airlifted after crash on rural Scott County highway

The State Patrol shut down Highway 282 in both directions Thursday afternoon.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Police investigating after two men found dead in Maple Grove

Few details are known about the investigation.

12-web-or-mls-12 Dining room

Gallery: Charming, Northeast Minneapolis Home is perfect for first-time homebuyers

Located in the Holland neighborhood, it's near the Eastside Co-op, tons of amazing restaurants, breweries, and a distillery

US-169 BUS, Shakopee, Minnesota - June 2019 (1)

Eden Prairie 19-year-old killed in crash near Valleyfair is ID'd

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash, involving a 26-year-old driver from Hopkins.

Screen Shot 2022-06-23 at 12.35.25 PM

Man pleads guilty for threatening to kill Hennepin County employees

Peter Robert Berry has a criminal history dating back to the 1970s, according to court records.

Screen Shot 2020-01-02 at 7.54.07 AM

Fourth person sentenced for murder of Minneapolis realtor

Lyndon Wiggins is the fourth person that has been sentenced in the kidnapping and killing of Monique Baugh.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, June 23

The number of Minnesotans up to date on their vaccine has dropped, largely due to kids 6 months to 4 years now eligible in the data.

Fire

Man severely burned in house fire near Duluth

The burn victim was airlifted to Minneapolis for advanced care.

ambulance

Woman, 29, dies in two-vehicle crash south of Mora

The crash occurred in Brunswick Township just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Related