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Rubio, Spain Make Statement In Opening Win Over Japan
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio and Spain earned an 88-77 victory over host nation Japan at the 2020 Summer Olympics Monday morning in Tokyo. Rubio led the reigning FIBA World Cup champions with 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting. Ever the floor general, Rubio also tossed six dimes for La Roja in the victory. Rubio finished the matchup a game-high +27 in the box score after 21 minutes of work.
Spain continues play in Group C with a matchup against Leandro Bolmaro and Argentina Thursday morning at 7 AM Central in Tokyo.