Minnesota Timberwolves fans (and basketball analysts) had been waiting all season for this.
Not for the return of Ricky Rubio (that came on Saturday during Minnesota's 114-106 win over Dallas), but for the first game for Rubio and Kevin Love. Love missed Saturday's contest with flu-like symptoms.
The outcome wasn't what Minnesota wanted (Orlando won, 102-93), but there were flashes to whet those anticipatory appetites.
Of course, everyone knew heading into the game that they would only be given flashes. In just his second game back since tearing his ACL and MCL on March 9, 2012, Rubio was given an 18-minute limit (according to Ray Richardson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press).
A bit of rust was anticipated. But so were some highlights.
So, how did they fare?