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Mavs Not Overlooking Rubio, Short-Handed Wolves Squad

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Mavs Not Overlooking Rubio, Short-Handed Wolves Squad
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DALLAS — Although he enters Monday night’s showdown just 1-of-12 from the field in his last three outings, the Dallas Mavericks are already very familiar with Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio’s ability to impact a game without scoring the basketball. The pass-first floor general made his season debut against the Mavericks in Minnesota's 114-106 overtime home win on Dec. 15, leading the Timberwolves to the victory while totaling eight points, dishing out nine assists and grabbing four rebounds in 18 minutes of action. And it’s Rubio’s ability to control the game that gives the Mavericks the most concern as they hope to send the Wolves back home with an 0-4 road trip while tying a season-best three-game winning streak.

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