Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • DAL 46.4
    • 43.6 MIN
  • Three Point %

    • DAL 50.0
    • 26.1 MIN
  • Turnovers

    • DAL 20
    • 16 MIN
  • Rebounds

    • DAL 48
    • 60 MIN

Game Information

Target Center
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  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Line: MIN -4.0
  • Over/Under: 195
Attendance: 18,173
94%
Capacity: 19,356
Referees: Ron Garretson, John Goble, J.T. Orr
12/16/2012 Associated Press

Rubio's return sparks Wolves past Mavericks

Ricky Rubio made a triumphant return to the court with nine assists and eight points in 19 minutes, energizing the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 114-106 overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.

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Game Flow

DAL
MIN
0:00 - OT

DAL

106

MIN

114

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • Derek Fisher makes 25-foot three point jumper (O.J. Mayo assists)
  • Chris Kaman misses jumper
  • Shawn Marion misses jumper
  • Chris Kaman misses 19-foot jumper
  • Derek Fisher makes two point shot
  • Chris Kaman makes 17-foot jumper (Dahntay Jones assists)
  • Chris Kaman misses 19-foot jumper
  • Andrei Kirilenko blocks Dahntay Jones 's 1-foot layup
  • Shawn Marion makes two point shot
  • Shawn Marion makes 11-foot two point shot (O.J. Mayo assists)
  • O.J. Mayo misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Chris Kaman makes 17-foot jumper (Darren Collison assists)
  • Elton Brand makes layup (Vince Carter assists)
  • Derek Fisher misses 28-foot three point jumper
  • Darren Collison makes driving layup
  • Greg Stiemsma blocks Brandan Wright 's 2-foot shot
  • Greg Stiemsma blocks O.J. Mayo 's 7-foot jumper
  • Greg Stiemsma blocks Elton Brand's layup
  • O.J. Mayo misses layup
  • O.J. Mayo misses jumper
  • O.J. Mayo misses layup
  • Chris Kaman misses 20-foot jumper
  • Vince Carter makes 26-foot three point jumper (Shawn Marion assists)
  • O.J. Mayo misses jumper
  • O.J. Mayo misses driving layup
  • Shawn Marion makes 8-foot jumper (O.J. Mayo assists)
  • O.J. Mayo makes driving layup
  • Chris Kaman misses 18-foot jumper
  • Derek Fisher makes 22-foot jumper
  • Dahntay Jones misses 22-foot jumper
  • Derek Fisher misses jumper
  • O.J. Mayo misses 20-foot jumper
  • Darren Collison misses driving layup
  • Shawn Marion makes two point shot
  • O.J. Mayo makes 26-foot three point jumper (Vince Carter assists)
  • Shawn Marion misses 8-foot Running Jumper
  • Shawn Marion makes layup (O.J. Mayo assists)
  • Elton Brand makes layup (O.J. Mayo assists)
  • Elton Brand misses 13-foot two point shot
  • O.J. Mayo makes 13-foot jumper
  • Shawn Marion makes 17-foot jumper (Darren Collison assists)
  • Darren Collison makes driving layup (Derek Fisher assists)
  • Dominique Jones makes driving layup
  • Derek Fisher makes 24-foot three point jumper (Dominique Jones assists)
  • Derek Fisher misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • O.J. Mayo makes driving layup
  • Derek Fisher makes three point jumper
  • Shawn Marion misses jumper
  • Elton Brand makes two point shot
  • O.J. Mayo misses 12-foot two point shot
  • Brandan Wright misses jumper
  • Shawn Marion misses two point shot
  • Elton Brand misses 19-foot jumper
  • Darren Collison misses layup
  • Dominique Jones makes driving layup
  • Luke Ridnour makes layup (Andrei Kirilenko assists)
  • Nikola Pekovic misses 10-foot two point shot
  • Andrei Kirilenko misses three point jumper
  • Nikola Pekovic makes layup (Luke Ridnour assists)
  • Luke Ridnour misses jumper
  • Nikola Pekovic misses jumper
  • Andrei Kirilenko makes two point shot (Alexey Shved assists)
  • Andrei Kirilenko misses layup
  • Andrei Kirilenko makes two point shot (Alexey Shved assists)
  • Alexey Shved makes two point shot
  • Nikola Pekovic misses two point shot
  • Jose Juan Barea makes two point shot (Ricky Rubio assists)
  • Ricky Rubio makes 22-foot two point shot
  • Alexey Shved makes three point jumper
  • Derrick Williams misses alley pop dunk shot
  • Ricky Rubio misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Jose Juan Barea makes 26-foot three point jumper (Ricky Rubio assists)
  • Derrick Williams makes 16-foot jumper (Ricky Rubio assists)
  • Brandan Wright blocks Greg Stiemsma's jumper
  • Darren Collison blocks Jose Juan Barea 's 6-foot jumper
  • Nikola Pekovic makes layup (Jose Juan Barea assists)
  • Andrei Kirilenko misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Nikola Pekovic makes layup
  • Luke Ridnour makes layup (Alexey Shved assists)
  • Luke Ridnour misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Luke Ridnour makes 16-foot jumper (Nikola Pekovic assists)
  • Shawn Marion blocks Alexey Shved 's 2-foot layup
  • Alexey Shved misses 7-foot Running Jumper
  • Chris Kaman blocks Nikola Pekovic's layup
  • Nikola Pekovic makes layup
  • Luke Ridnour makes two point shot
  • Nikola Pekovic makes two point shot
  • Nikola Pekovic makes layup (Andrei Kirilenko assists)
  • Nikola Pekovic makes layup (Luke Ridnour assists)
  • Dante Cunningham makes 19-foot jumper (Alexey Shved assists)
  • Andrei Kirilenko misses 17-foot jumper
  • Nikola Pekovic makes layup (Ricky Rubio assists)
  • Luke Ridnour makes 18-foot jumper (Ricky Rubio assists)
  • Jose Juan Barea makes driving layup
  • Nikola Pekovic misses 8-foot two point shot
  • Jose Juan Barea misses two point shot
  • Jose Juan Barea makes 23-foot three point jumper (Ricky Rubio assists)
  • Jose Juan Barea misses 22-foot jumper
  • Jose Juan Barea makes two point shot
  • Jose Juan Barea misses 20-foot two point jumper
  • Luke Ridnour makes 11-foot two point shot
  • Luke Ridnour misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Ricky Rubio misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Nikola Pekovic misses tip shot
  • Nikola Pekovic makes layup (Alexey Shved assists)
  • Alexey Shved misses driving layup
  • Luke Ridnour misses 23-foot three point jumper

Research Notes

  • Since he entered the NBA last season, the Timberwolves are clearly better with Rubio in the lineup. They're over .500 when he plays and 13 games under without him.And his presence makes a bigger difference on the defensive end of the floor. Minnesota allows more than 100 points per game when he doesn't play.

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