Ricky Rubio, Wolves

He keeps flirting with that first career triple-double and this time came up three rebounds — or four steals — short with a 15-point, 11-assist, seven-rebound, six-steal night.

by the numbers

43 Rubio steals in the past 10 games. At that pace, he’ll qualify in four more games to be among the league leaders in steals despite missing the season’s first six weeks.

7 Games in the NBA this season when a player has reached six in four different statistical categories: Monta Ellis (3), Rubio (2), Russell Westbrook and Kemba Walker.

21-31 Another poor free-throw shooting night (67.7 percent) by the Wolves.

42-22 Wolves’ advantage in points in the paint despite playing Dante Cunningham and Derrick Cunningham in a power forward-center combo down the stretch.

24 Turnovers forced by the Wolves. They committed just 14.

19 Point advantage in bench scoring for the Wolves (33-14).