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With no Love, Rubio not worried about stats

He's come dangerously close to a triple-double a few times, but point guard Ricky Rubio says winning the game comes first, ahead of personal stats -- especially with Kevin Love watching from the sidelines.
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He's come dangerously close to a triple-double a few times, but point guard Ricky Rubio says winning the game comes first, ahead of personal stats -- especially with Kevin Love watching from the sidelines.

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