Utah 111, Minnesota 105

Date - Thursday, March 15, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #34 Kevin Cutler, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 18053

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Minnesota 20 27 24 28 6 105
Utah 24 29 24 22 12 111

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 0-0 0-0 0-0 L1
Utah 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1


Paul Millsap scored 16 points and recorded a career-high eight steals as host Utah won for just the second time in five games.

Millsap knocked down a jumper from the elbow on a pick-and-pop to put the Jazz ahead 109-105 with 19 seconds left in overtime. He had a chance to win the game in regulation with 0.7 seconds remaining, but an alley-oop layup off an inbounds pass rimmed out.

Millsap added 11 rebounds and four assists in the win.

The Timberwolves lost on the second stop of their seven-game road trip and fell to the Jazz for the third time in the past four meetings.

Minnesota, down 12 points with 3:28 to play, went on a 16-3 run sparked by 3-pointers from Luke Ridnour and Kevin Love. Nikola Pekovic scored six of those points, including an offensive put back to tie the score at 99-99 with less than a second remaining. He finished with 20 points.

Love recorded his 165th NBA career double-double, scoring 25 points and pulling down 16 rebounds. Love played the final frame with his left thumb heavily tape after injuring his hand at the end of the third quarter.

Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 26 points off the bench and was one of six Utah players to score in double figures. The Jazz’s bench chipped in with 55 points in the win.

Ridnour scored 18 points and dished out 13 assists for Minnesota.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Neither team made moves during the trade deadline. … Millsap has 20 steals in the last four games. … Love has 100 double-doubles in the past two years.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Utah
Kevin Love 25 Scoring Gordon Hayward 26
Luke Ridnour 13 Assists Jamaal Tinsley 5
Kevin Love 16 Rebounds Derrick Favors 16
Nikola Pekovic 6 Free Throws Made Gordon Hayward 6
Anthony Randolph 3 Steals Paul Millsap 8
Wesley Johnson 2 Blocks Derrick Favors 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 105 43.4 9-27 24-33 22 47 5 8 18
Utah 111 41.7 5-13 20-27 22 55 6 13 11

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Jazz have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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