Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 9:10 am  |  10 responses

Ricky Rubio With a Career-High 16 Assists (VIDEO)

During a 124-95 rout of the overmatched Cleveland Cavaliers, Ricky Rubio led the way for the Minnesota Timberwolves, dishing out a career-high 16 assists.

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  • LLC#12

    I don’t think that will be his career high for long! Such an unbelievable passer. As a complete aside, has anyone ever noticed how differently they view assists in the NBA compared to the rest of the world? Sometimes when I’m watching the NBA, I can’t believe what gets recorded as being an assist. (I have no qualms with any in this video btw, it’s just something I’ve observed)

  • spit hot fiyah

    home courts are notorious for being more generous. it would be interesting to see some numbers for guys like rubio, rondo, cp, etc. what they average on the road vs at home. nbk maybe?

    the criterion in Europe at least, i’m not sure for leagues in other parts of the world, is that there can be no bounce between the pass and the score for there to be an assists. at least that is how it used to be, leading to some very low assist numbers. 5 a game is very good in europe

  • RunNGun

    BTW, I caught this game on LP. By the end of the second quarter, TWOLVES scored 70 points and by third quarter 100. Now that’s an @$$ whoppin’…

  • LLC#12

    Yeah that criteria sounds about right, it’s one of a few reasons why you can’t really compare euroleague stats with NBA stats. I think that might be the FIBA criteria, at least in the Olympics, so it may well span the rest of the world too. Whereabouts in Europe do you live, out of curiosity?

  • spit hot fiyah

    up north, in a country that sucks at basketball but has a few players in the league

  • bringbackthesonics

    stats from top 5 (and rubio) apg leaders in the 2012-2013 season

    CP3 – Home 10.2 in 39 games, Away 9.1 in 31 games
    Rubio – Home 7.9 in 30 games, Away 6.7 in 27 games
    Rondo – Home 11.4 in 21 games, Away 10.6 in 17 games
    Holiday – Home 8.3 in 40 games, Away 7.7 in 38 games
    Vasquez – Home 9.2 in 38 games, Away 8.9 in 40 games
    D-Will – Home 7.4 in 39 games, Away 8.1 in 39 games

  • Iknowitall

    FIBA doesnt include as an assist that pass that results in a made jump shot. It has to be a play towards the basket. In the NBA you can get an assist from a 3-pointer for example while in europe you can’t.

  • spit hot fiyah

    thanks, d will is the only one that didn’t follow the trend. maybe the brooklyn stat guys didn’t like him

  • LP @ThisisEther

    those are interesting stats, I don’t personally think that’s enough evidence to assume the statisticians are giving them a small edge on the homecourts….. I could just simply be teams score less on a visitors’ court so there are less assist to be had….

  • bringbackthesonics

    They averaged slightly different mpg numbers home and away so I’m guessing that had something to do with it as well