Utah Jazz vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Utah Jazz vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Utah Jazz vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Utah Jazz (17-7) play against the Minnesota Timberwolves (14-14) at Target Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Wednesday December 8, 2021

Utah Jazz 136, Minnesota Timberwolves 104 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Timberwolves routed by Jazz and Anthony Edwards implores Karl-Anthony Towns to be quicker in decision making. Full game story from tonight: startribune.com/timberwolves-l…1:48 AM
David Locke @DLocke09
Timberwolves lost by 30 right? – 1:00 AM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Patrick Beverley and Anthony Edwards’ postgame comments will be fuel for next three meetings between Jazz and Wolves https://t.co/LzXgFXjQGw pic.twitter.com/cBsLtT4n2R12:52 AM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Next two are going to be really tough for the Jazz. Road SEGABABA at Philly tomorrow night. Saturday in washington will be their third in four nights, and against a Wizards team that will be off from now until that matchup. They will have a significant rest disadvantage there – 12:49 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings win 142-130, the most points of the season for Sacramento. 33 points for De’Aaron Fox, one of 7 Kings in double figures. Davion Mitchell adds 18 points, Tyrese Haliburton 18 points & 11 assists. – 12:28 AM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
won’t be too too long before the Magic can trot out Suggs/Fultz/Anthony, not unlike the Kings use Haliburton/Fox/Mitchell 👀 – 12:24 AM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
📓 | The Jazz became the first team in NBA history to have three consecutive games with 20 or more made three-pointers.
#TakeNote12:10 AM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
The @Utah Jazz small lineup is working and Quin Snyder explained why.
Plus, Patrick Beverley questioned Rudy Gobert’s DPOY at halftime, then stunk to close the game.
#TakeNote
kslsports.com/?p=47445812:02 AM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
The Triple Team! 3 thoughts on
1. Donovan Mitchell was at his scintillating best tonight, finding moments where he could attack the paint effectively
2. Jazz’s 3-point shooting frustrates other teams (cc: @monilogue)
3. Other teams benches are bad
sltrib.com/sports/jazz/20…12:00 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Orlando loses challenge. Mitchell to the line. – 11:59 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings lead 104-92 heading to the fourth. Fox leads with 23 points. TD has 16 and Mitchell has 15. – 11:54 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Anthony Edwards said it’s disrespectful Utah guarded KAT with Bojan Bogdanovic:
“I told him it’s disrespectful for them to put NO. 44 on you, bruh. That’s disrespectful. He know he gotta kill all of them. He’s the best player on the floor every night. He’s gotta kill em.” – 11:45 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Kings 94, Magic 78 after that Davion Mitchell 3-pointer.
Feels like this game is slipping away for the Magic.
Four turnovers in first seven minutes of 3Q led to (unsustainable) offensive production dropping. Kings still scoring at will. – 11:40 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
That Davion Mitchell behind the back dribble three was nasty. – 11:38 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Davion Mitchell drills a 3. Kings lead 94-78. Running away from the Magic here in the third. – 11:38 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Patrick Beverley with an interesting interpretation of Utah’s game plan to guard KAT with a power forward (something the Wolves see so often now that they call it the Utah defense) pic.twitter.com/CYp7NqoHUG11:36 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Patrick Beverley on Rudy Gobert, the Defensive Player of the Year, not taking the challenge of guarding the Timberwolves best player, Karl-Anthony Towns: pic.twitter.com/HKlPUna8cu11:32 PM

Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Danny Ainge on his future: “I’m not closing the book on other opportunities … I think I have a lot to offer some team that might see me as a helper.”
Ainge, who is living in Utah, eager to work with, “right people, in right role.”
More with Danny: https://t.co/GxYpPmyuah pic.twitter.com/ANFLHs4fz611:32 PM

Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Have a night, rook!
📊 11 MIN / 15 PTS / 6-7 FG / 3-4 3FG pic.twitter.com/r5eNDBIAiL11:31 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
Jazz dominant in second half win over Wolves. 5 in a row. Offense is amazing. pic.twitter.com/a6jI8QJjTB11:26 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Anthony Edwards said the best rim protector in the league is Kristaps Porzingis. On Rudy Gobert, Ant was honest …
‘Anytime I go against Porzingis, I don’t get no layups. I don’t get why we couldn’t finish on Rudy Gobert. He don’t put no fear in my heart. I don’t know why.” – 11:24 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Brandon Boston is having a night so far for the #Clippers. 10 pts in 8 min. #Celtics11:19 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Patrick Beverley tamping down concern after tonight’s loss to Utah.
“When we’re healthy, we’re one of the best teams in the league.” – 11:18 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Donovan 𝙾𝙽 𝙵𝙸𝚁𝙴 again tonight 🔥
36p | 5r | 2a
#PerformanceLeader | @UofUHealth pic.twitter.com/xKZP1avyH911:15 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Anthony Edwards on KAT getting doubled
“If you watch Joel Embiid play, you have to double Joel Embiid. There’s nobody in the league that can guard him, so he goes quick. You can’t double him because he catches and goes quick. So I told KAT, you catchin the ball and you holdin it” – 11:13 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
📹| 4 STRAIGHT with 30+ 🕷
#TakeNote | @ZionsBank pic.twitter.com/kpxGX6Kbjo11:11 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings lead 70-67 at the half. Fox leads with 13 points. 10 for TD and 8 each for Bagley, Barnes and Mitchell. Not a lot of defense being played here in Sacramento. – 11:08 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Anthony Edwards on Karl-Anthony Towns getting doubled
“I told KAT the best way to beat it, you gotta go quick. I told him at halftime you waiting on the double. You tellin them, yeah, come double me. Now it’s like you the best player on the floor, they taken you out of the game” – 11:08 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
📹| The 3s keep coming 🥳
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/MRWArBQeb111:05 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Instant analysis: Donovan Mitchell broke out all sorts of tricks in the Jazz’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves https://t.co/J8pWnLSPRj pic.twitter.com/Fnja7IlBEP10:57 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Anthony Edwards said it was disrespectful that Utah guarded Karl-Anthony Towns with Bojan Bogdanovic
Edwards said no one in the league can guard KAT, and that KAT needs to attack quicker and stop waiting for the double team. He said he needs to attack quick like Joel Embiid does – 10:56 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Don said the Jazz showed their growth tonight because they didn’t allow those two early turnovers to snowball, that they corrected the mistakes and didn’t make them again. – 10:53 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Anthony Edwards said he’s been encouraging Karl-Anthony Towns to be quicker with his decision making. “No one can guard you, breh,” he told him. – 10:52 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch on where tonight’s 32-point loss to Utah went sideways:
“We lost the game in the first few minutes (of the second half) when we missed four layups and turned it over once. Those empty possessions put 10 points in the game. They were all highly makeable baskets.” – 10:47 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
📹| “My teammates make it easy for me”
#WalkoffInterview | @lhmauto pic.twitter.com/euvjxBpZcw10:46 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Two games with the Jazz going to a small lineup and two games of that small lineup making a substantial positive impact – 10:44 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Mike Conley only played 23 minutes tonight, wonder if that creates some wiggle room to play him again tomorrow.
Jazz have already been without one rotation player in Hassan Whiteside. – 10:40 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Royce said that extended 3Q stretch where he and Bojan had to guard KAT simply came down to being physical and trying to deny him what he wanted. On the other end, he said Utah was making it a point to take advantage of smallball by pushing the pace constantly. – 10:40 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
The scholarships keep coming 🖤
#UtahJazzScholarship pic.twitter.com/Qna5kE4uvZ10:39 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
And with this 3, the Utah Jazz set the NBA record for most 3s in a 3-game span. 🥳
#Pura3pointer | @pura pic.twitter.com/FOEgPSA68u10:35 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
POSTCAST – Jazz firing threes and Donovan brilliant again in blow out win twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…10:31 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Make that 5-straight wins 🤑
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/MLP4FCN19R10:25 PM

Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Jazz outscore Wolves by 31 in second half to roll to a 136-104 win in Minneapolis.
Mitchell was superb with 36 points. Bogdanovic added 21 and Gobert had another double-double.
Jazz’s 5th straight win. Philly’s tomorrow. – 10:22 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz beat Wolves 136-104. Take that, Dr. Jazz.
Mitchell excellent: 36 points, 14-23 FG. Rudy Gobert a +25. Ingles was great in his role, too: 11 points on 4-4 FG, 7 assists. Wolves fell apart in the 4th.
At Philadelphia tomorrow. – 10:21 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Five straight for the Jazz – 10:21 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
FINAL: Jazz 136, Wolves 104. Utah outscores Minny 76-45 after halftime. Don 36p, 5r. Bogey 21p, 5r. Rudy 13p, 10r. JC 18p, 3r. Joe 11/7a/4r. Royce 9/7a/6r. Utah goes 25-54 from 3 (46.3%).
Jazz are now 17-7 on the season. 2nd half of B2B tomorrow in Philly. – 10:21 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Spida is on fire the last 4 games:
36 PTS | 14-23 FG | 5-12 3P
35 PTS | 12-21 FG | 4-8 3P
34 PTS | 12-22 FG | 6-14 3P
30 PTS | 12-20 FG | 3-8 3P
The Jazz have won 9 of their last 11. pic.twitter.com/sTfOcaNt1E10:21 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz play an almost perfect second half. They defeat Minnesota 136-104…Mitchell with 36. The Jazz put six in double figures. Utah wins the second half by 31 points. The Jazz move to 17-7 on the season. On to Philly and the Sixers tomorrow night – 10:21 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Utah, like Atlanta, appear to be on another level
Wolves 104, Jazz 136
On tonight’s show:
– At least DLo away from being competitive
– Gobert fear/deterrence
– Pat Bev returns + so was his impact
– Couldn’t find shots for KAT
– Can Ant become Donovan Mitchell? – 10:20 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
100 three attempts in the Jazz v. Minnesota – 10:18 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Mike Conley is quietly shooting 51/48/85% this season. pic.twitter.com/sD2hu21o0L10:17 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
The Jazz have 70p in the 2H … with 1:40 to go – 10:17 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Conley played 24 minutes tonight. Will be interesting to see if he’s a go tomorrow or not – 10:16 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
The Utah Jazz are the first team in NBA history to make 20+ threes in 3 straight games.
(Submitted by @JoshlikesJazz) pic.twitter.com/BNslLVtf6g10:16 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Edwards was 1-6 in the second half.
KAT limited to 11 shots in the game.
Wolves just not on the Jazz level, especially when Russell is out. – 10:14 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz have six in double figures. They have made 21 threes in 48 attempts. They were really good defensively in the second half. With a B2B in Philly tomorrow night, Snyder makes some subs – 10:11 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
21 3s now for the Jazz. Fourth time this season the Wolves have given up at least 21 makes from deep. – 10:11 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
jinglin’ joe stays jinglin’ ☕️☕️☕️
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/B9t1zwucLc10:09 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
The Jazz are up 20.
They are really good tonight.
Donovan is on a different level.
Game plan was perfect.
Offense has played three straight top 5 defenses and torched them for 11 of 12 quarters – 10:08 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
That’s probably gonna do it for this one. Mitchell for three and the Jazz lead Minnesota 115-95….5:42 remaining. Mitchell has 36…Pat Beverley has scored 14 of his 16 in the first half on 8-11 shooting from the field – 10:07 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz up 20. This has been a pretty excellent performance on the road against a decent — even pesky — Wolves team. Donovan Mitchell, in particular, just absurdly good, his best game of the year, I think. – 10:07 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
And just like that, the Jazz are up 20. Kinda crazy to think about given the intense back-and-forth this game. But Utah’s had an answer to every Wolves push. 5:42 to play. – 10:07 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Final: TCU 76, Utah 62.
Rough night on both ends of the floor. – 10:07 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
The Jazz are really good. – 10:06 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Donovan Mitchell has really turned into one of the best finishers in the league.
His understanding of angles and english and what the defense can and can’t do is really really good, – 10:02 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
Jazz offensive rating is 118.2, next closest in the NBA is 114.1, the league average is 109.
Right now they are a 126 v. the 4th best defense in the NBA hwo allows 106 pts per 100 possesions.
Lots of numbers to say Jazz offense is GREAT – 10:02 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
That Donovan Mitchell guy … he’s pretty good at basketball. His latest driving, contorting basket has him up to 33p on 22 shots, and gives the Jazz a 107-92 lead with 7:42 to play. – 10:01 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Mitchell is ridiculous. If you don’t have multiple defenders good at the POA, AND rim protection, he’s gonna fry you. Point blank – 10:01 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
Donovan Mitchell has scored 30 points in 4 straight games – 10:01 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Utah, like Atlanta = very good at hoops – 10:01 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Ingles/Gobert PnR working as well as it has all season tonight. – 9:58 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
✨a mountain mike appreciation post ✨
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/Goy1XFayid9:58 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz are in the penalty with 8:30 remaining. Costs of doing euro foul business – 9:57 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
only big man in the league that’s taking and making this one 👀 pic.twitter.com/LqOn60CrLd9:57 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
12 to secure it 💰
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/eeSyLYTOoO9:52 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
brb watching this on 𝚛𝚎𝚙𝚎𝚊𝚝
#TakeNote | @Donovan Mitchell pic.twitter.com/3CCvjBBg5d9:51 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Rough quarter for the Wolves. Utah getting what it wants inside and the Wolves offense has come down from a strong start. – 9:50 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Minnesota did not do a good enough job taking advantage of Gobert’s fourth foul – 9:50 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz up 95-81 after 3Q. Donovan Mitchell’s been so, so good: that Euro he pulled on McDaniels was beautiful.
Meanwhile, it’s been extremely nice for the Jazz that the shorthanded Wolves bench hasn’t done much. Malik Beasley’s a -20, for example. – 9:50 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Heading to the fourth quarter, the @Minnesota Timberwolves trail Utah 95-81.
Beverley is nearing his 10th career 20+ point game with 16 points on 8-11 shooting. – 9:49 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
End of three. The Jazz lead Minnesota 95-81…terrific close to the third for Utah. Got stops. Made shots. Good stuff from the Jazz
Big them from this one so far: the Jazz have obliterated the Wolves in the non KAT minutes – 9:49 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
End 3Q: Jazz 95, Wolves 81. Don with another 12p in the period, Utah with another 6 made 3s. And Wolves made just 8 of 24 shots, as the Jazz’s defense held steady even with Gobert on the bench for much of 3Q. – 9:49 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Jazz took control in that quarter, getting to the basket. Donovan Mitchell is electric. Wolves down 14 after 3. – 9:49 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
That Spida step back though 🥶
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/8i7m54zmwV9:45 PM

Serena Winters @SerenaWinters
Sixers close up the roadtrip 3-0, before taking on the Jazz in Philly tomorrow.
The #Sixers are now 11-4 in 15 games with Joel Embiid this season.
Without him: 3-7. – 9:44 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Sixers win a rather torturous game, 110-106. They are 14-11 on the season but nothing is coming easy right now. Doc said something to Nelly, who was sitting courtside, after the game.
Utah tomorrow back at home. – 9:43 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
Timberwolves are 6-2 if they get 10 steals – 5-1 if they get 19 turnovers
with 2:33 left in the 3rd Wolves have 5 steals and Jazz have 11 turnovers – 9:42 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Shoutout to the Timberwolves roster yelling in Royce O’Neale’s face every time they score on him like he’s prime Dennis Rodman. – 9:41 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Quin Snyder takes time. The Jazz lead Minnesota 85-79….2:33 remaining in the third quarter – 9:41 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Utah going small, down 9 with 9 to go at TCU. Been a slog all night, but Utes are hanging around. – 9:39 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Spida shimmy for the &1 🕷
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/SkiSvv1WE69:37 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Rudy Gay loudly when KAT nudged him on that rebound: OH SHIT!!! – 9:37 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Quin was going to challenge the Donovan foul, but Mitchell waived him off. Didn’t play the replay on the big board in the arena which makes me suspect it might have been a good challenge. Don’t know though – 9:37 PM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Looked like Quin Snyder was about to call for the challenge there, but then Donovan Mitchell waved him off. – 9:36 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
With Rudy out, the Wolves have finally gone to posting up KAT. After physically overwhelming Bogey a few times, Jazz put Ocho on him there. Very physical. Ocho thought he got a stop, refs called a foul. – 9:35 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
The Jazz are gonna beat this team by 700 on Saturday. – 9:35 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Blazers star guard Damian Lillard (abdomen) said to @TheUndefeated it’s “possible” he could return to action Sunday against Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/6h4pIA4j9U9:34 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Not the cleanest transition D by the Jazz there, but they scrambled just enough to get the stop. Then Don pushes it the other way and gets a layup-and-1. – 9:33 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Edwards was hot from 3 in the first half, but the Jazz have no bigs out there. Gotta get to the basket. Towns needs to take Bogdanovic down there as well. – 9:32 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Gobert goes out with 4 and the Jazz are now up 11. Largest lead of the night. – 9:32 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
There are some uncomfortable moments for the Jazz when they have to play without either Gobert or Whiteside on the floor, but that is probably what they’ll have to go through to grow with the smaller lineup.
It won’t always feel easy but it will still be an important tool. – 9:31 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Rudy Gay really knows what he’s doing defensively as a small center. He’s been impactful on that end so far – 9:29 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
no thoughts, just bogey buckets
#TakeNote | @Bojan Bogdanovic pic.twitter.com/QLT1iJIbV69:29 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz get a bit of separation with the small lineup and some consecutive stops. They lead 73-65 with 8:14 remaining in the third quarter. Defensively the Jazz have been on a string for about 10 possession. Great rotations, gang rebounding – 9:28 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Ever since Rudy went out, Jazz have been making it a point to push the pace on offense. 8-0 run, 73-65 lead, timeout Wolves. – 9:27 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Utah is 13 of 35 from three-points range.
Utah is 13 of 16 from two-point range. – 9:25 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Gobert picks up his 4th foul. That’s worst case scenario given no Whiteside. – 9:23 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Gobert with four. He is going to have to sit for a long while – 9:23 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Gobert picks up No. 4 early on here. Wolves went at him two of first three possessions. – 9:23 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs down by as many as 12 in 1st half end it with 11-3 run to trail 52-48. Doncic with 10 but has also picked up his 6th technical which ties him with Rudy Gobert for the league lead. MEM 6 off rebs/15 2nd chance pts. Mavs 7 Off rebs/7 2nd chance. 2md half soon @theeagledallas9:20 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Utah has a bunch of spotty defensive possessions tonight. That hasn’t been the norm through eight games. – 9:15 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Believe that’s Doncic’s 6th tech, which ties him for the NBA lead with Rudy Gobert. – 9:15 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
8 min to go in q3…Raps were up 11.
OKC closes the frame on a 25-3 run
👀 !!
Thunder lead by 11 going to q4.
Not ideal!! – 9:13 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
ANT IS HEATING UP
15 at the half 🐜 pic.twitter.com/bGR6QNlUd69:10 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz up 60-59 at the half. Fun half! Donovan Mitchell has 19, Bogey 13, Edwards 15, PatBev 14. Jazz defended decently for two 4-minute stretches, and then have struggled outside of that. Two-thirds of Jazz shots have been from 3. – 9:08 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
A battle with the wolves at the half ⚔️
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/GP3gxCHI8j9:08 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
HALFTIME: Jazz 60, Wolves 59. Really entertaining if defense-deficient opening half. 19 made 3s between the teams, albeit more efficiently for the Wolves (47.4%) than the Jazz (32.3%). Don w/19p, Bogey 13. Edwards 15 and Beverley 14 for Minnesota. – 9:07 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz lead the Wolves 60-59 at halftime. Mitchell with 19….Bogdanovic with 13….Utah led by 10 but the wolves quickly came back….Edwards with 15 and Beverley with 14 to lead the Wolves – 9:07 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
The Wolves head to the locker room trailing the Jazz 60-59. Edwards with 15, Beverley with 14. Bogdanovic with 13 and Mitchell with 19 for the Jazz. – 9:06 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Pat Bev to Gobert: “fooled your ass all day. all day.”
immediately gets T’d up. pic.twitter.com/aglkMWFb2P9:05 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Bogey-man with mid-range game 🥶
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/WjlaU7V2I49:04 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
So Rudy Gobert just dumped a Gatorade bottle on the floor, prompting a ref to stop the game just as Edwards was hitting a 3. The Wolves seem willing to forgive and forget.*
*Not entirely accurate – 9:04 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Now, how is what Gobert did not at least a delay of game at the very least? He literally delayed the game by slamming a water bottle? – 9:04 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Patrick Beverley gets a technical foul and he says repeatedly to the refs “For talking????….10years I’ve been talking….” I mean, he’s got a point. – 9:03 PM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Gobert picks up his 3rd foul with 37 seconds left in the half. – 9:03 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Gobert with three. Good call, bad gamble on Rudy’s part – 9:03 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Patrick Beverley 7 of 8 from 2 with one technical foul in his first 12 minutes back from injury – 9:02 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Wow. Patrick Beverley was just letting Gobert hear it after another floater and was whistled for a T from about 20 feet away. – 9:01 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Pat Beverley gets a tech for talking too much – 9:01 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Beverley is 7 of 9 with at least three of those being floaters. – 9:01 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
That Bogey bucket was the Jazz’s first in more than 4 minutes – 8:59 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Pat Bev has 12 and tells the Jazz they are too small and then misses the free throw – 8:58 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
You knew the Wolves needed Beverley’s defense. How about his offense? 12 points on 6-8 in 10 minutes on the floor. – 8:58 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Patrick Beverley leads the league in slapping opponents on the butt before they shoot free throws – 8:57 PM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Rudy Gobert checked out with Utah up 49-39. Two minutes later, it’s 49-48.
Minnesota has got 3 offensive rebounds during the 9-0 run. – 8:53 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Patrick Beverley has shown legitimate playmaking and scoring chops in Minnesota, where he has been asked to be much more than a catch and shoot 3-point shooter. – 8:52 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
10-point lead is now down to 1, as the Wolves go on a 9-0 run. Three missed shots by the Jazz, poor transition defense, and lack of rim protection all played a part. – 8:52 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Minnesota immediately goes on a 9-0 run and pulls within 49-48….the Jazz call timeout….the jazz simply stopped making shots and generating defensive stops. – 8:52 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Finch got that lineup off the floor, went back to Beverley, Edwards and Prince and it worked like a charm. – 8:51 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
After a 31 second review the Gobert foul is ruled to be of common variety. He has two and will exit – 8:47 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
That’s 𝗧𝗛𝗥𝗘𝗘 time DPOY to you 🏆🏆🏆
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/qD5NT5yK0T8:46 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
They are going to look at this Gobert foul to see if goes beyond the common. Reid immediately collapsed. Maybe he caught an elbow? – 8:46 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz up 49-39 now. Bench units against Gobert remains very very useful. – 8:43 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
That was a heady find by Trent Forrest locating the trailing JC for a 3. Utah’s extended its lead a bit as the Wolves continue to struggle with turnovers. Jazz now lead 49-39 with 7:37 left 2Q. – 8:43 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Feels like the first time in awhile the Jazz have crushed the initial second quarter second unit minutes. This is what they routinely did last season.
The Jazz are plus 9 with KAT off the floor and lead 49-39…Forrest minutes have been VERY good – 8:43 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Utah is 4+ without a point, TCU is running. Utes are all of a sudden down 10. – 8:43 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
And that’s 17 for Don in the first 🕷
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/qK5vO4xeqn8:39 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
At the end of the first quarter, the @Minnesota Timberwolves trail 34-33.
Prince (9 points) and Beverley (8 points) lead the way for Minnesota, each scoring season-highs for any quarter. – 8:37 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
End 1Q: Jazz 34, Wolves 33. Not a ton of defense thus far — Utah shooting 12-21/6-15, Minnesota 13-22/5-10. Donovan with an incendiary 17p in 10 minutes of play. Both teams turnover-prone, Jazz with 7, Wolves with 7. – 8:36 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz up 34-33 after 1Q. Jazz went a perfect 6-6 from 2-point range, 6-15 from 3P. Jazz’s defensive perimeter contain hasn’t been great, though. – 8:36 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
End of the first quarter. The Jazz lead the Wolves 34-33…..17 for Mitchell to lead everyone – 8:35 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Been a fun one so far at Target Center with the Jazz leading the Wolves 34-33. Both teams shooting over 57%. Mitchell with 17. Prince with 9 for the Wolves on three 3s. – 8:35 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Josh Okogie just hit his first 3 since Nov. 13, and his fourth all season. Prince with 3 3s in the first as well. Big contributions to keep the Wolves in it while Mitchell lays siege – 8:32 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
Donovan Mitchell’s 17 1st quarter points equals the most he has scored in 1st quarter. 3rd time – 8:32 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Spida spin & 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘩 🕷
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/V1WeboA9WM8:31 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Mitchell has 17 so far in the first. 50 piece on the way? – 8:30 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Donovan Mitchell is on fire. 17 points on 6-8 in the first 10 minutes – 8:30 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Utah is in the middle of a grinder. – 8:30 PM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Donovan Mitchell had some words with Taurean Prince after getting called for a charge early in the first. Since then Mitchell’s been going right at him. He’s already got 14 points.
Jazz lead 29-28, 3:32 left in 1st quarter. – 8:27 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Donovan Mitchell is on about something tonight. Cold weather gotten to him? – 8:27 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
A) Donovan Mitchell is *incandescent* right now
B) That Wolves turnover right before the timeout was jawdropping, never seen that before – 8:27 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
After a turnover-plagued start, the Jazz have caught fire offensively — 11-15 FGs, 4-9 from 3. Don has 14p on 5-7 overall. Wolves with a couple bad turnovers in a row. Jazz lead 29-28 with 3:32 left 1Q. – 8:26 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Mitchell is destroying this defense because it thrives on pressuring the ball and he’s just beating his man on every possession. Once you get past the first wave, the help and rotations aren’t there and neither is any rim protection. He’s got 14, the Jazz lead by one – 8:26 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Really good first shift for Beverley. Floaters on floaters on floaters. – 8:23 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
5:03 remaining in the first quarter: the Jazz trail Minnesota 25-21 – 8:23 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Deep 3 buzzer beater? Deep 3 buzzer beater 🕷🕷🕷
#TakeNote | @Donovan Mitchell pic.twitter.com/GdAtOTrbA28:22 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Jazz spraying from 3. Some have been contested. Others have not. One of the best shooting teams in the league, gonna be a tall order for this defense. – 8:22 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Good timeout there by Craig Smith.
Utah is settling, TCU is getting what it wants, and everything looks out of sync the last 2-3 minutes. – 8:21 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
It’s almost a rare 5-for-5 cross-match game…
KAT on Gobert; Gobert on Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt on Bogdanovic; Bogdanovic on KAT
Prince on Conley; Conley on Beverley
Beverley on Mitchell; Mitchell on Prince
Edwards on O’Neale; O’Neale on Edwards – 8:16 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Just an unreal 3 from Donovan Mitchell on the double clutch. – 8:16 PM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Before the game, Quin Snyder lauded his team about adjusting to different defenses. He finished by joking that they would now have 40 turnovers tonight.
94 seconds in and they already got 2. Minnesota leads 8-2. – 8:14 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Quin Snyder joked about turning the ball over 40 times in pregame. The Jazz are on pace for that currently – 8:14 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
The @Minnesota Timberwolves start the game leading 8-2 with 10:26 left in the first quarter.
Vanderbilt has 4 of the 8 Wolves points.
Minnesota has forced 2 turnovers that have led to 4 points. – 8:14 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Bogdanovic on KAT to start because of the stretch element. Gobert guards Jarred Vanderbilt to stay closer to the basket. Jazz give up 8-2 run to start the game. Four of those points on careless turnovers to touchdowns – 8:13 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Jarred Vanderbilt — steal, 4 points, battles Gobert for an offensive rebound that goes off Gobert out of bounds and the Wolves have a 8-2 lead. – 8:12 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
The Timberwolves have the best intro video that I’ve seen this season and it’s not even close. – 8:07 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
Last second 60 second Utah Jazz preview before the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves pic.twitter.com/hsV5WkiGru8:05 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
First 𝗙𝗜𝗩𝗘 🆙
#StartingLineup | @ZionsBank pic.twitter.com/7TmqMxT3EV7:52 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Deni Avdija is off to a good start with 10 pts and 4 reb in 9 min. Wizards have a 21-8 edge in bench points. – 7:45 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
For Utah tonight at* TCU: Rollie Worster, David Jenkins Jr., Both Gach, Riley Battin, Branden Carlson.
Even if Marco Anthony were to dive right back in, tough to sit Gach down after how he’s played in the last two. – 7:37 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Tonight’s @MayoClinic Injury Report:
Patrick Beverley, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Jaylen Nowell are AVAILABLE.
D’Angelo Russell (Right Ankle Soreness) is OUT. pic.twitter.com/KGroFiwbfd7:35 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
My @PrizePicks for Wolves-Jazz
Ant under 23.5 pts
– Gobert off KAT, waiting at rim
Conley over 5.5 asts
– Similar approach to Trae, spread PnR
Beverley over 3.5 rebs
– Dude’s a dog
Vando over 8.5 rebs
– 110 rebounds over the last 9 games (12.2 per game, double digits in 8 of 9) – 7:04 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Marco Anthony (ankle) is ‘available and dressed’ tonight for Utah, per an athletic department spokesperson. – 7:02 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
I wrote about the Timberwolves “sticky” ball movement of late and how Karl-Anthony Towns might adjust his play as a result: startribune.com/timberwolves-b…7:00 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Jordan Clarkson and Mike Conley warming up pregame at the Target Center pic.twitter.com/jKaisUiO8J6:45 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Hassan Whiteside is OUT tonight due to his left glute contusion — or bruised butt. The Jazz did call up 2-way player Malik Fitts to be available tonight in Minnesota as well. – 6:30 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
No Hassan Whiteside tonight for the @Utah Jazz, but Malik Fitts I’d available. – 6:30 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Hassan Whiteside is OUT tonight with a glute contusion….he will miss his second consecutive game – 6:30 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
UPDATED Jazz Injury Report
*OUT – Hassan Whiteside (left glute contusion)
*AVAILABLE – Malik Fitts (G League – Two-Way)
OUT – Udoka Azubuike (right ankle injury)
OUT – Elijah Hughes (G League – On Assignment) – 6:29 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Malik Fitts, who was with the Stars, has joined the Jazz on their trip and is available to play – 6:28 PM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Hassan Whiteside will miss his second straight game tonight with a left glute contusion.
Additionally, Malik Fitts will be available – 6:27 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Hassan Whiteside will be OUT for the Jazz tonight. – 6:26 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Hassan Whiteside will not play tonight against Minnesota – 6:26 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Hassan Whiteside remains OUT tonight with a left glute contusion. – 6:26 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Wolves coach Chris Finch said that after his team began the season well forcing turnovers, there’s been some drop off the past 5-6 games, as the team has struggled with on-ball defense. He’s hoping that Patrick Beverley’s return will help against the Jazz tonight. – 6:23 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
𝗪𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗣𝗔𝗣𝗘𝗥 𝘞𝘦𝘥𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘥𝘢𝘺
2 sizes, 4 options ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/Ge3rr14xQk6:11 PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
I’ve received a huge number of ticket inquiries, mostly from people concerned that Utah’s ticket allotment will be exhausted before their Crimson Club level comes up.
I reached out to the athletic department for an update. This is what they came back with. pic.twitter.com/JvZ8hL8nSY4:52 PM

Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP
It continues to trend positively for the #Gophers to get back 6th man Sean Sutherlin tonight vs. No. 19 Michigan St. He missed Sunday’s win at Mississippi St. with a knee injury. Minnesota looking to win its first Big Ten-opening game since the 2017-18 season. – 3:44 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
The trend this year has been to guard Karl-Anthony Towns with a small, having the 5 guard Vanderbilt/Okogie — and it’s given the Wolves offense major issues. They rank 28th in halfcourt offense this year.
That trend started last year, when Utah stopped guarding KAT with Gobert. pic.twitter.com/5GniS0h4eD3:42 PM

Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
“People haven’t seen me for 4 years. I barely played in Utah. Then I was in Memphis and they only get, like, one national TV game a year.”
Wrote about Grayson Allen—yes, THAT Grayson Allen—being an important part of the defending-champion Bucks
foxsports.com/stories/nba/gr…3:00 PM
Karl-Anthony Towns @KarlTowns
This is how we roll on Caldera Island 🔥
#WarzonePacific #CODPartner @CallofDuty pic.twitter.com/FFEAK45kMz2:58 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Tonight’s @kzprovisioning media meal:
Stewed Lamb with Chilies and Tomato
Brown Rice, Spiced Caulilini
Gnocchi with Butter, Parmesan and Cracked Pepper
Chickpea salad, Pomegranate Vinaigrette, Sheep’s Milk Cheese
@BellecourBakery Desserts – 2:51 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
📹| What is the JC ✨𝑒𝓍𝓅𝑒𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓃𝒸𝑒✨ you ask?
#ShootaroundInterviews | @ZionsBank2:45 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Jazz Mailbag: Do Jazz have more moves to make? https://t.co/8R7ofMoIME pic.twitter.com/ensYi3hvDK2:39 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
When Patrick Beverley spoke at shootaround today about making his return tonight, he said: “I’m excited to get back. I know we’ve got DLo out, so of course, obviously, not fully healthy. But we’re trending in the right areas.”
DLo missed last game and is listed as questionable. – 2:15 PM

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