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Ricky Rubio underwhelming in first start

Updated: January 18, 2013, 1:13 PM ET
By Josh Whitling, Special to ESPN.com

Ricky Rubio started his first game of the season Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers, but he had just four points and six assists in 27 minutes. He's still rounding into game shape coming off major knee surgery, so patience is critical as he progresses, but his 10.9 assists per 48 ranks 11th among players averaging at least 20 minutes per game and his 3.3 steals per 48 ranks third. As he earns more minutes, ample assist and steal numbers should follow, so even though the scoring numbers ...

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