Utah 106, Minnesota 84

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #6 Tony Brown, #29 Mark Lindsay, #13 Monty McCutchen
Attendance - 19120

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 24 21 21 18 84
Utah 23 30 26 27 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 14-14 9-4 5-10 L1
Utah 16-17 10-4 6-13 W1

Recap

Jazz 106, Timberwolves 84: Gordon Hayward scored 17 points, Enes Kanter added 15 and Paul Millsap tallied 14 on 7-of-8 shooting as host Utah snapped a three-game skid.

Al Jefferson and Jamaal Tinsley added 12 points apiece for the Jazz, who broke a three-game home losing streak and won for only the third time in the last 10 games.

Kevin Love had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Alexey Shved also scored 13 for Minnesota, which shot just 34.5 percent from the field and was without point guard Ricky Rubio (back) for the second consecutive contest.

Utah led 53-45 at halftime and took control of the contest by scoring the first 11 points of the second half. Minnesota missed its first eight shots and was down by 19 before Love scored the Timberwolves’ first second-half points on a three-point play with 7:11 left in the third quarter.

Minnesota trailed 84-71 with 8 1/2 minutes left in the contest before Utah went on a 14-4 surge to boost the lead to 23 with 3:06 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: F Marvin Williams had 11 points after missing Utah’s previous game with a knee injury. … The Timberwolves were just 2-of-17 from 3-point range. … The Jazz tied a season high with 12 blocked shots, including four by Jefferson and three by F Derrick Favors.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Utah
Kevin Love 13 Scoring Gordon Hayward 17
Jose Barea 4 Assists Earl Watson 9
Kevin Love 10 Rebounds Enes Kanter 8
Kevin Love 5 Free Throws Made Enes Kanter 5
Derrick Williams 2 Steals Paul Millsap 3
Nikola Pekovic 4 Blocks Al Jefferson 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 84 34.5 2-17 24-30 17 41 12 6 12
Utah 106 49.4 4-12 16-19 25 49 12 7 13

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Phoenix. The Jazz have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .471 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Denver . The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .538 after a loss.