MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Rubio shook off an ankle injury in the fourth quarter and scored eight points in the final 1:47, and the Minnesota Timberwolves stunned the Memphis Grizzlies with a 90-89 victory on Friday night.
Rubio appeared to re-injure the same ankle that kept him out for 42 games earlier in the season on a driving layup with six minutes to play. He came back a minute later, hit two big 3-pointers and then knocked down a pair of free throws with 10.2 seconds to play that put the Wolves (10-40) in front and snapped the Grizzlies’ eight-game winning streak.
Rubio finished with 17 points and five assists and Andrew Wiggins had 18 points.
Mike Conley had 15 points and seven assists for the Grizzlies, who led 87-80 with less than two minutes to play.