When the Charlotte Bobcats come to town, do NBA players consciously seek to create highlight reels? The Human YouTube Highlight Clip himself, Ricky Rubio, was able to demonstrate his ridiculous court vision early and often last night – How difficult is it, after all, to bring the circus to town against an NBA team that’s dead last in offensive efficiency and gets the penultimate ranking on D – in his Minnesota Timberwolves’ 102-90 victory over the ‘Cats.
So, let’s roll the tape! From the first quarter, here’s La Pistola to Wesley Johnson for the effortless slam.
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A bit later, the ‘Wolves were off to the races again after Rubio’s serendipitous rebound. Again, Johnson was the benefactor of one of Rubio’s seven assists, this one a trademark no-look, flick-the-ball-over bounce pass.
The Timberwolves were able to snap a four-game losing streak with the win, while the Bobcats have extended their winless streak to 16 (!) consecutive games; leading Minnesota was yet another insane game from Kevin Love (30 points, 18 rebounds) and another outstanding effort from the still-improving Nikola Pekovic (21 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks).