Rick Adelman's concoction of two point guards on the floor at the same time doesn't seem to be that wacky after all - especially when Luke Ridnour and Ricky Rubio are able to get the job done on defense.

The Timberwolves' coach has always based his preference for a point-guard tandem on whether a smaller duo can stop opposing playmakers. Adelman and a Target Center crowd of 16,159 saw further vindication in Monday night's 99-86 win over Sacramento that the Ridnour-Rubio connection is working. Even more revealing is that the duo is capable of dominating a game.