26 points apiece from Trey Burke and Gordon Hayward helped the Utah Jazz overcome a 30-point effort from Shabazz Muhammad for a 100-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night in Salt Lake City.
The Timberwolves led 92-84 with 4:22 remaining, but five quick points from Hayward and a full-court fast break after a steal from Enes Kanter (ending with a
travel Eurostep layup) gave the Jazz the lead for good.
The Jazz erased an early 11-point lead for the T'Wolves to take a one-point halftime advantage in a sloppy first half. Timely shooting from Muhammad and Mo Williams helped Minnesota in the second half, but the Wolves scored only three field goals in the last six minutes.
Burke had six assists and four rebounds to go with his 26 points, while Kanter added 14 points and 12 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins had 21 points for the Wolves in a losing effort.
More on this one as part of tomorrow morning's Downbeat, but it's a good way to end 2014 for the Jazz, as they moved to 11-21 on the season, with a 5-2 record in their last seven games.