Washington: Kevin Love had 20 points and 16 rebounds, Ricky Rubio had 13 points and a career-high 14 assists as the Minnesota Timberwolves broke a two-game losing streak on Sunday with a 93-72 victory over the winless Washington Wizards.
Spanish rookie Rubio also grabbed six rebounds and controlled the game during much of his 30 minutes off the bench. He entered with 1:30 remaining in the first quarter and quickly hit a 22-foot jump shot to start a 17-2 run that gave Minnesota the lead for good.
Six players scored in double figures for the Timberwolves, who shot 45 percent to open their first set of three game in three days during the lockout-shortened season. They are playing all three without forward Michael Beasley, who sprained his right foot during Friday night's loss to Cleveland.