Ricky Rubio scored 20 points on nothing but jumpers tonight. No lameups, no free throws, no floaters, no dunks. Not too many assists either. He showed a lot of confidence in his midrange shot near the end of his time in Minnesota, but never anything like this. The Mavericks dared him to shoot, and he dared them to suck his Spanish chorizo.
However great this video is, one thing bugs me about it: listen to the commentators at 1:06. Listen to them. This is the second time I’ve heard them claim that Rubio is putting more arc on his shot, thus, it’s the second time I’ve heard them blatantly lie to everyone listening. Rubio might be making more shots, but it’s the exact same flat-ass trajectory that he’s had forever. It’s never going to change, and any perceived parabolic increase is merely wishful thinking.