Ricky’s Good Day (WOLVES 107, Spurs 83)

Just wakin’ up in the mornin’ gotta thank God
I don’t know but today seems kinda odd

Some odd lineups tonight on each side.  For the Spurs we saw Cap’n Jack, Tiago Splitter and Devoe Joseph’s brother all in the starting lineup.  For the Wolves it was the now-not-unusual crew that includes Luke Ridnour, Mickael Gelabale, Derrick Williams, Greg Stiemsma, and not Kevin Love or Nikola Pekovic.

Had to stop, at a red light
Lookin’ in my mirror, not a jacker in sight
And everything is alright

This game began like so many others in this injury-plagued recent past.  San Antonio was mixing backdoor layups with Danny Green three-point bombs.  The Spurs led by as many as 12 (21-9) when the Wolves took a collective deep breath, started making jumpers and getting stops, and got the game under control.  After one quarter, down by just 4 after a rocky start, everything was alright.

I picked up the cash flow
Then we played bones, and I’m yellin’ domino

I don’t know if anyone on the Wolves yelled “DOMINO” in the 2nd Quarter, but they should have.  They outscored the Spurs 29-10.  Hell, Alexey Shved outscored them by himself.

Chris Johnson had 5 blocks in the determinative period.  J.J. Barea made three-pointers.  And to cap things off, after a 20-second timeout, Ricky Rubio finished the half with a buzzer-beating runner to send the Wolves to the locker room with all the momentum imaginable.

Called up the homies and I’m askin’ y’all
Which park, are y’all playin’ basketball?
Get me on the court and I’m trouble
Last week messed around and got a triple double

The big story from tonight’s game was that Ricky Rubio put together the first triple double of his career.  He was incredible, practically from start to finish, racking up 21 points, 13 rebounds 12 assists, and a by-far-starters’ best +23 plus/minus.  This kind of stuff was happening:

Ricky Rubio is a one man reason to keep watching.

Today I didn’t even have to use my A.K
I got to say it was a good day

The Wolves did not have to play Andrei Kirilenko in tonight’s game but they were still able to win.

(Okay, that’s the best I can do.)

Fun night, and a good day.

Season Record: 22-39

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4 responses to “Ricky’s Good Day (WOLVES 107, Spurs 83)

  1. I think that’s roughly the entry you and I have been wanting to write since high school. Nicely done. (Though I thought you’d maybe work in a pro-level S-Jack reference for “not a jacker in sight.”)

    Long live Ricky. Long live Cube. Long live the Wolves.

    • Good call on S-Jack. Aside from a few treys he wasn’t as “in sight” as we probably feared he’d be, last night. Spurs played like crap.

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