Ricky Rubio With a Triple Double vs Los Angeles Lakers (VIDEO)

by November 11, 2013

The Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a 22-game losing streak against the Lakers, routing them in Los Angeles 113-90 on Sunday night. Ricky Rubio had a triple double (12 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds.) Per the Star Tribune: “The Wolves hadn’t beaten the Lakers since a double-overtime game in March 2007 and hadn’t beaten the Lakers in Staples Center since December 2005. ‘And we broke some streak,’ Wolves coach Rick Adelman deadpanned after he again rode his starters hard for long minutes before easing up in fourth-quarter blowout time. ‘I’m glad that’s over with. We don’t have to talk about it.’ The Wolves set a franchise record for most points in a quarter by scoring 47 in the first. They led by 28 before the game was 11 minutes old, and point guard Ricky Rubio delivered his second career triple-double with a 12 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds. The Wolves never let the once-mighty Lakers get closer than 14 after the hot start, and that was at the third quarter’s end, before the visitors started the fourth with a 14-4 run that sent Andy Garcia headed for the exits early while fellow actor Jack Nicholson leaned back in his courtside seat, apparently settled in for a long winter’s nap. The only Hollywood guy who seemingly didn’t go home early was Lakers star Pau Gasol, who remained on the floor until the final buzzer. The 23-point margin of victory was the Wolves’ biggest ever against the Lakers. They have started a season 5-2 for the fifth time in the franchise’s 25 seasons. ‘We knew how hard it is to win against the Lakers,’ Rubio said. ‘We had lost 22 or something like that. We didn’t talk about it, but it’s something people talk about. We don’t want to be a losing team, 22 games is a lot. It can’t happen.'”