Rubio sets franchise record for steals

With a steal 3 minutes, 28 seconds into Sunday’s game at Brooklyn, Rubio cemented himself among the greatest thieves in Timberwolves history.

Rubio’s takeaway from Joe Johnson was the point guard’s 176th this season, breaking current Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin’s previous mark set in 1989-90 — the franchise’s first year of existence.

"He’s always had a great knack of stealing the ball, great hands and anticipation," Coach Rick Adelman said Friday before Minnesota’s home win against the Lakers. "He’s a gambler when he does it sometimes, but I think his activity alone probably says that’s why he has that (record) when he does get it."

In his third NBA season, Rubio’s 2.5 steals per game have him tied with Chris Paul for first in the league.

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