Ricky Rubio on reaching 4.000 assists: Team achievements are above individual ones

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Antonis Stroggylakis

15/Dec/19 15:29


Ricky Rubio had his top game of the season against the Spurs.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

After passing the 4.000 assists mark in his NBA career during the overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns guard Ricky Rubio said that he couldn’t enjoy this milestone since it didn’t come with a victory for his team.

“4.000 assists is good. I’m happy to get a figure like that, but if it’s not accompanied by a win, it’s something I don’t enjoy so much because always the team achievements are above the individual ones,” Rubio said after the game, per Spanish news agency EFE.

Rubio had possibly his top display of 2019-2020 so far against the Spurs. The Spanish guard notched a season-high 25 points, along with 13 assists during the 37 minutes he spent on the floor before Paty Mills handed Spurs victory with a game-winning bucket.

“I felt good. I have the confidence that we will continue to grow, both individually and as a team,” Rubio said.

Suns coach Monty Williams complimented Rubio for his display, despite the defeat. “With Devin out, we knew Ricky was going to have a big game. He kept making big play after big play, whether it was a jump shot or a layup at the basket. As a young team, Ricky is the guy we rely on in a lot of situations. He’s our leader, along with Devin.”