Timberwolves' Rubio apologizes for outburst

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 25, 2013 at 4:31 pm •  Published: January 25, 2013

Rubio said once he cooled down he understood Porter's decision.

"I didn't even need the talk because the next day I realized maybe I didn't deserve (to be in the game)," Rubio said. "Because J.J. was hitting the shots and he was able to get hot at some point and make a lot of points."

Porter is running the team while coach Rick Adelman is away tending to his sick wife.

"I don't think it ever was really an issue," Porter said. "He was frustrated like any player would be who wants to be playing the fourth quarter."

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AP freelance writer Benjamin Standig contributed to this report.

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