Utah 112, Minnesota 107

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #51 Leroy Richardson, #9 Derrick Stafford, # Scott Bolnick
Attendance - 15809

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 20 25 26 41 112
Minnesota 29 27 27 24 107

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 21-9 11-5 10-4 W3
Minnesota 6-24 5-7 1-17 L7

Recap

Paul Millsap scored seven of his 23 points in the final 2 1-2 minutes Wednesday night as the Utah Jazz used a big fourth quarter to surge past the host Minnesota Timberwolves, 112-107.

Deron Williams had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and former Timberwolf Al Jefferson added 23 points for the Jazz, who have won three straight games.

Minnesota jumped ahead in the first quarter, grabbing a nine-point lead and pushing it to 56-45 at the half when Kevin Love followed in Corey Brewer’s miss as time expired. Love had 13 points at the break, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Utah trailed, 83-71, heading into the fourth quarter but quickly shifted the momentum in its favor with a 10-4 burst.

The Jazz fought all the way back to tie it at 101-101 on Millsap’s three-point play with 1:58 left and traded baskets until Millsap did it again, converting another three-point play to give Utah a 108-107 edge with 33 seconds remaining.

Love collected 25 points and 19 rebounds and Michael Beasley added 24 and 10 for the Timberwolves, who surrendered 41 points in the fourth quarter in dropping their seventh straight game.

Top Game Performances

Utah   Minnesota
Deron Williams 25 Scoring Kevin Love 25
Deron Williams 7 Assists Luke Ridnour 5
Paul Millsap 11 Rebounds Kevin Love 19
Deron Williams 13 Free Throws Made Kevin Love 9
Andrei Kirilenko 3 Steals Wesley Johnson 2
Al Jefferson 7 Blocks Michael Beasley 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 112 49.3 1-10 37-44 25 45 11 14 18
Minnesota 107 42.5 10-20 23-29 19 43 6 7 20

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .208 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game at home against Portland. The Jazz have a W/L % of .650 after a win and .800 after a loss.
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