Rubio is back and the highlights are so much better already


Ricky Rubio scored 10 points and had 4 assists in 21 minutes of the Timberwolves' 100-94 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night – his first game in nearly three months after suffering a brutal ankle/foot injury.

Eighty-six days without Rubio resulted in more losses (only team in the NBA with 40 losses) and fewer highlights. Andrew Wiggins has picked up the slack with some freaky athleticism, but he could be well on his way to more highlights with Rubio distributing the ball like a true point guard does. Just check out the sweet lob Rubio offered up to Wiggins midway through the fourth quarter against Dallas.

This embed is invalid

Rubio also flashed some of his passing skills with a bounce through traffic that left the Mavericks' television announcers in awe.

And then he did it again...

This embed is invalid

Fans will get more of Rubio when the Wolves host the Miami Heat on Wednesday, but if you can't wait 24 hours go ahead and look at his sweet haircut in the photo gallery from his return at

It's good to have Minnesota's $55 million point guard back on the court, but don't expect to see him playing 40 minutes anytime too soon. Head coach Flip Saunders pulled Rubio with four minutes left in the game because he could see Rubio starting to favor his foot, as reported by FOX Sports North.

Next Up

PD Shimmers closeup

Man with Parkinson's lights up Plymouth with synchronized light show

"The best medicine I have for my disease is what I try to do with the light show," Mike Justak said.

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.34.43 AM

Watch: Drunk squirrel in Minnesota captures the world's attention

The squirrel was immediately cut off after nearly tipping over.

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.15.09 PM

Small town gym refusing to close facing lawsuit from attorney general

The gym is facing a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order to halt their operations.

credit card, payment

Money Gal Coaching: Bouncing back after living your best life

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.


When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

police tape, crime scene

Man found dead outside home near Cass Lake

The man was reportedly shot outside the property.


Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

coronavirus, ICU

Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.


Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.