Utah 108, Minnesota 98

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 21, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #30 Tony Brown, #19 James Capers, # Marat Kogut
Attendance - 19911

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 26 26 29 17 98
Utah 22 32 30 24 108

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 7-9 4-5 3-4 L1
Utah 10-5 8-2 2-3 W1

Recap


Paul Millsap had a game-high 26 points and Al Jefferson torched his former club with 18 points and 12 rebounds as the host Utaz Jazz beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-98 on Saturday.

Minnesota went on a 13-2 run at the start of the fourth quarter to tie the game at 84, but the Jazz pushed back with strong shooting down the stretch.

Millsap won the battle of the power forwards against Kevin Love, who had a quiet game with just 15 points and eight rebounds. It was the first time in 16 games this season that Love has failed to record a double-double.

Jefferson had no such troubles against his former team, posting his seventh double-double of the season.

C.J. Miles chipped in with 18 points off the bench for the Jazz, who had five players finish with double figures in scoring.

Ricky Rubio added 17 points, 11 assists and four steals for Minnesota, which fell to 31-61 all-time against Utah.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Utah
Ricky Rubio 17 Scoring Paul Millsap 26
Ricky Rubio 11 Assists Earl Watson 7
Kevin Love 8 Rebounds Al Jefferson 12
Ricky Rubio 6 Free Throws Made Al Jefferson 6
Ricky Rubio 4 Steals Raja Bell 1
Nikola Pekovic 2 Blocks Derrick Favors 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 98 44.6 8-21 16-21 17 35 3 10 11
Utah 108 51.9 5-15 21-29 25 46 5 5 15

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Jazz have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Houston. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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