Utah 119, Minnesota 104

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #74 Curtis Blair, #71 Rodney Mott
Attendance - 19465

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 32 18 30 24 104
Utah 35 36 21 27 119

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 17-52 12-23 5-29 L2
Utah 36-33 20-15 16-18 W2

Recap

C.J. Miles scored a career-best 40 points and Al Jefferson had 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Utah Jazz cruised to a 119-104 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday.

Miles made 14-of-18 shots and hit 6-of-7 3-pointers to help Utah (36-33) move within 1 1/2 games of eighth-place Memphis in the race for the Western Conference’s final playoff spot.

Kevin Love had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota (17-52). Love had a streak of 53 consecutive double-doubles end Sunday against Golden State in what was the longest such stretch since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976.

Miles had 25 first-half points to help the Jazz build a 71-50 halftime lead. He had 18 points in the opening quarter, including Utah’s final 13 points of the period.

Miles reached 40 points on a 21-foot jumper with 2:35 remaining. His six 3-pointers were one shy of a career-high that he set earlier this season against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Michael Beasley and Luke Ridnour scored 16 points each for the Timberwolves.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Utah
Kevin Love 22 Scoring C.J. Miles 40
Kevin Love 3 Assists Earl Watson 8
Kevin Love 11 Rebounds Al Jefferson 11
Kevin Love 6 Free Throws Made C.J. Miles 6
Kevin Love 2 Steals Gordon Hayward 2
Darko Milicic 1 Blocks Al Jefferson 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 104 42.0 6-20 24-32 13 42 3 8 12
Utah 119 54.8 7-19 20-28 28 39 8 6 14

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Jazz have a W/L % of .486 after a win and .559 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .235 after a win and .250 after a loss.
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