Uta 10 32 26 29 97
Min 17 23 23 30 93
Date of game: 2/13/2013

Recap: Minnesota vs. Utah

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Paul Millsap scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Al Jefferson had a double-double with 20 points and 11 boards as the Utah Jazz held off a furious late rally to take down the Minnesota Timberwolves, 97-93, on Wednesday.

DeMarre Carroll added 11 points and Enes Kanter donated 10, while both players shot an identical 5-of-9 from the floor for the Jazz, who won their second straight and avoided a fourth consecutive road loss.

"It's a Great win for us going into the break," Utah coach Ty Corbin said. "The guys toughed it out after struggling for most of the game. I thought we hung in there and as a result, got a chance to win the ball game."

Ricky Rubio was one rebound away from a triple-double with 18 points, nine boards and 10 assists for the Timberwolves, who were coming off their first road victory since Jan. 3 on Monday at Cleveland, en route to snapping a four- game losing streak. Derrick Williams had a monster night with 24 points and 16 rebounds and Nikola Pekovic had 19 points with 13 boards.

The already injury-ravaged Wolves were once again without Andrei Kirilenko, who missed his fifth straight with a strained right quadriceps.

As the contest came to a close, it looked like Utah would easily hold on for the victory with a 90-77 lead and 2:55 remaining, but the Wolves turned up the pressure late to make it a game.

Minnesota made things interesting, as a 14-3 flurry brought the team within 93-91 with 19.3 seconds to play.

Randy Foye then helped Utah escape with the win, by going 4-of-4 from the charity stripe in the final 15 seconds -- although Rubio made two free throws as well in between -- and the Jazz survived the late rally.

After both teams went toe-to-toe in the first half, and the game stayed within one possession for the majority of the third, Jefferson's driving layup helped the visitors close the quarter on a 10-4 run to take a 68-63 edge into the fourth.

Kanter nailed a jumper to make it 72-63 just 50 seconds into the final stanza, before Watson capped the 9-4 spurt to make it a 14-point advantage with 7 1/2 minutes to play in the game.

The Wolves led after a sloppy and poor first quarter, 17-10. Utah connected on just 5-of-20 field goal attempts compared to the Timberwolves' 7-of-22 effort.

Utah quickly turned a 10-point deficit in the second into a 26-22 lead with 5:42 left in the half, as Millsap's jumper capped off a 16-2 flurry.

"It's a little tough on all of us," Williams said. "We're trying to work good together on the offensive and defensive side, and we just couldn't close it out. We just have to play like we did in the last five minutes for the whole game. Coach is always preaching about 48 minutes, but we can't just play like that in the last five or six."

Game Notes

Dorm Report: Released study heats up pay-for-play discussion

With so much talk in college football surrounding the Northwestern University players' attempt at unionizing, the focus of discussion has swayed heavily in the direction of annual salaries for football players.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.