Minnesota Timberwolves beat NBA Leading Utah Jazz for 3rd time this season

D'Angelo Russell ensure Timberwolves win their 4th in 6 games by beating Utah Jazz

D'Angelo Russell

D’Angelo Russell knocked season-best seven 3-points in scoring 27 points, while Karl Anthony Towns registered an impressive double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves clean swept the regular season series against Utah Jazz after beating them 105-104. Anthony Edwards added 14 for the home team. 

Talking about the Utah Jazz, Conley had 26 points and Rudy Gobert added 18 points for away team. The Jazz, playing their fifth straight game without leading scorer Donovan Mitchell, have lost three of five. 

Minnesota Timberwolves beat Utah Jazz 105-104 

Minnesota, which started the day tied for the second-fewest wins in the NBA, handed the league-leading Jazz another loss. The Timberwolves (18-44) went 3-0 against Utah (44-17) this season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it’s the first time in NBA history a team with a win percentage below .300 swept a series of at least three games against a team with a win percentage of at least .700. 

Utah Jazz shot 38.9% from the field and 16 of 57 (28.1%) from 3-point range against Minnesota Timberwolves. 

The Utah Jazz looked set to avenge a 101-96 loss to the Wolves in Utah on Saturday. They closed the first quarter on a 30-12 run and led by 18 points early in the second period. 

Then, just like it did Saturday, Minnesota Timberwolves came back in the second. Russell, coming off the bench since returning from knee surgery, got the cold-shooting Timberwolves started. He scored 15 points in the second and hit six 3s in the first half. He connected on three straight from beyond the arc to finish off a 32-9 run that gave Minnesota the lead. 

The home team led by as many as 13 in the fourth before the Jazz closed strong. 

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