Ricky Rubio, Utah
The Timberwolf who once couldn’t shoot straight came back and beat his former team with 9-for-14 shooting and 23 points. He made the first four three-pointers he shot and finished 5-for-6 from there. He has made at least five threes only two other times in his career.
By the numbers
60.5 Jazz shooting percentage, 46-for-76. They attempted 14 fewer shots from the field than the Wolves and still made eight more.
50-26 Jazz’s bench outscored the Wolves’ bench.
12 Wolves reserve point guard Aaron Brooks’ season-high points in 16 minutes behind starter Tyus Jones, who took injured Jeff Teague’s place.
3:44 Wolves rookie Justin Patton first NBA minutes with the Jazz leading by 27 points at game’s end.