Utah 97, Minnesota 93

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #75 Eric Dalen, #14 Ed Malloy, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Attendance - 13117

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 10 32 26 29 97
Minnesota 17 23 23 30 93

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 30-24 20-6 10-18 W2
Minnesota 19-31 12-13 7-18 L1

Recap

Jazz 109, Thunder 94: Al Jefferson scored 23 points and Paul Millsap had 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as host Utah thumped Oklahoma City.

Derrick Favors tallied 15 points and Alec Burks scored all 13 of his points in the second half. DeMarre Carroll had 13 points and Randy Foye added 11 as the Jazz improved to 20-6 at home with the convincing win over the Thunder.

Kevin Durant scored 33 points and Russell Westbrook added 22 but Oklahoma City committed 20 turnovers while having its four-game winning streak halted.

The Thunder were within five before Jefferson scored the final two points of the third quarter to start a 20-4 run. Two free throws by Favors capped the surge and gave Utah a 104-83 lead with 5:22 remaining.

Oklahoma City shot 62.9 percent in the first half but trailed 58-52 at the break as Utah forced 14 turnovers. The Jazz led by as many as 13 points in third quarter before the Thunder cut it to five.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Utah accumulated 14 steals with Jamaal Tinsley leading the way with four. … Serge Ibaka had seven of Oklahoma City’s 13 blocked shots. … Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward (shoulder) missed his ninth consecutive contest.

Top Game Performances

Utah   Minnesota
Paul Millsap 21 Scoring Derrick Williams 24
Alec Burks 7 Assists Ricky Rubio 10
Al Jefferson 11 Rebounds Derrick Williams 16
Paul Millsap 7 Free Throws Made Ricky Rubio 12
Al Jefferson 3 Steals Ricky Rubio 4
Derrick Favors 2 Blocks Nikola Pekovic 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 97 43.7 2-11 19-25 20 53 9 7 14
Minnesota 93 34.1 5-22 30-38 18 49 3 8 10

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .350 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Jazz have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .583 after a loss.