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Associated Press, Published March 06 2013

Rubio helps Timberwolves rally to win over Wizards

MINNEAPOLIS – Ricky Rubio had 15 points, 11 assists, seven rebounds and six steals to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to an 87-82 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night that snapped a six-game losing streak.

Derrick Williams added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Timberwolves, and J.J. Barea scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter.

Washington led by eight early in the fourth, but Rubio’s defense keyed a 21-9 surge by the Timberwolves over the final 9:30.

Washington 29 14 20 19 – 82

Minnesota 24 24 17 22 – 87

WASHINGTON (82): Ariza 4-10 5-5 16, Nene 3-8 6-8 12, Okafor 5-9 0-0 10, Wall 7-15 5-5 19, Webster 4-11 1-2 11, Price 1-4 0-0 3, Vesely 0-1 0-0 0, Temple 1-2 1-2 3, Booker 0-0 0-0 0, Seraphin 4-5 0-0 8. Totals 29-65 18-22 82.

MINNESOTA (87): Gelabale 3-4 0-0 6, Williams 4-12 7-11 16, Stiemsma 1-4 0-0 2, Rubio 4-15 7-10 15, Ridnour 5-13 4-4 15, Barea 5-12 0-0 12, Shved 1-6 2-4 4, Cunningham 5-7 1-2 11, Johnson 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 31-76 21-31 87.

3-Point Goals: Washington 6-19 (Ariza 3-7, Webster 2-8, Price 1-3, Wall 0-1), Minnesota 4-14 (Barea 2-4, Williams 1-3, Ridnour 1-3, Shved 0-2, Rubio 0-2). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: Washington 51 (Okafor 14), Minnesota 44 (Williams 8). Assists: Washington 17 (Wall 7), Minnesota 16 (Rubio 11). Total Fouls: Washington 29, Minnesota 14. Technicals: Ridnour. A: 13,233 (19,356).