Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio became something of an Internet sensation -- again -- after a TNT microphone captured him attempting to inspire teammate Alexey Shved on Thursday night in Los Angeles by saying, "Change this face. Be happy. Enjoy it."

The pertinent question after the Wolves ended a three-game road trip winless with a 109-94 loss at Portland on Saturday when Rose Garden fans cheered Brandon Roy near the start and got free chalupas near the end:

Has he tried that with his coach yet?

"No, he's never told me that," Wolves coach Rick Adelman said. "I don't know if it'd do much good."

Adelman's stare rarely changes, and it certainly never softens during a stretch like this, where the Wolves just continue to lose games -- and starters.

On Saturday, center Nikola Pekovic joined small forward Andrei Kirilenko as another starter missing, so Adelman simply addressed more bad news with the team's 15th different starting lineup this season.

"You start losing games like this, you've got to keep the guys believing you can win," he said. "And we can, but it's got to be all nine guys; it can't be four or five."