The big story in this one was the return of Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio. Prior to tonight the 22-year-old had been out for over nine months while recovering from a significant left knee injury.
Rubio saw 18 minutes of playing time against the Mavericks, scoring eight points on 1-of-4 shooting from the field to go with nine assists, four rebounds and three steals.
Minnesota entered the fourth quarter with a 10-point advantage, but Dallas outscored them 32-22 to send the contest into overtime. The Timberwolves went on to dominate the extra session, scoring 10 points in overtime while holding the Mavericks to only four.