Minnesota 122, Utah 101

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 11, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #48 Scott Foster, #50 Olandis Poole, # Josh Tiven
Attendance - 18534

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 28 29 15 29 101
Minnesota 39 27 31 25 122

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 34-32 18-15 16-17 L1
Minnesota 17-50 12-23 5-27 W2

Recap


Kevin Love had 24 points and 12 rebounds, extending his streak of consecutive double-doubles to 53 games, and the host Minnesota Timberwolves cruised past the Utah Jazz 122-101 Friday night.
 
Love, who was 9-of-12 shooting, took over in the third quarter, scoring 15 and grabbing seven rebounds. He capped the spree with a 25-foot 3-pointer as Minnesota (17-50) outscored Utah 31-15 in the third.

Gordon Hayward led the Jazz (34-32) with 18 points, while C.J. Miles added 15 and Jeremy Evans 14.

Michael Beasley scored 23, Darko Milicic had 14 and Wayne Ellington 13 for the Timberwolves, who had not won back-to-back since Feb. 7-8. They rolled past Indiana 101-75 Wednesday.
 
Next up for Love on the list of most consecutive double-doubles is Elvin Hayes, who had 55 in 1973-74.

The Timberwolves limited former teammate Al Jefferson, who entered averaging 28 points since the All-Star break, to nine points. Andrei Kirilenko (back) returned to the Jazz lineup with eight points, but forward Paul Millsap (knee tendinitis) sat out and is questionable for Saturday's game at Chicago.
 
Utah has lost 10 of 13 and is two games behind eighth-place Memphis for the final Western playoff spot.

Top Game Performances

Utah   Minnesota
Gordon Hayward 18 Scoring Kevin Love 24
Earl Watson 9 Assists Luke Ridnour 7
Al Jefferson 9 Rebounds Kevin Love 12
Derrick Favors 3 Free Throws Made Nikloa Pekovic 5
Andrei Kirilenko 2 Steals Jonny Flynn 2
Al Jefferson 4 Blocks Darko Milicic 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 101 50.0 10-15 17-27 25 35 8 7 20
Minnesota 122 54.8 10-17 20-25 29 42 5 9 14

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Golden State. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .255 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Chicago . The Jazz have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .562 after a loss.
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