April 18, 2018, 10:49 pmRicky RubioPG, Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio helped the Jazz knot their first round series at 1-1 with 22 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in the 102-95 win over the Thunder on Wednesday night.
One would have assumed that the Thunder would be very pleased with Ricky Rubio taking 34 total shots in the first two games of the series. Especially considering Rubio has only made 11 of them. But tonight's 5-of-8 from 3-point land has to sting OKC as they head to Salt Lake City tied up at 1-1. The Thunder seem dedicated to shutting down the electric Donovan Mitchell and Utah's firestarter, Joe Ingles. In doing so, Rubio is open to shoot and shoot often. When he's on like tonight, the Jazz become unbelievably difficult to stop.