Kobe Bryant put a stop to the Lakers’ bleeding in Minnesota last night, but couldn’t help but be impressed by the play of rookie point guard Ricky Rubio. From the OC Register: “Rubio has been a revelation for the Timberwolves as their rookie point guard, with Lakers coach Mike Brown pointing out that the athletic NBA game with fewer zone defenses to expose Rubio’s shaky jumper is well-suited for him. Rubio had flashes Sunday night but shot 2 of 13 from the field, finishing with five points and eight assists. Kobe Bryant has been impressed by Rubio in the NBA. ‘He’s fantastic,’ Bryant said. ‘He has great court vision, great poise.’”