clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

TWolves Beat the Utah Jazz in a Weird Game

Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Utah Jazz 106-104

So adorable even with a full beard!
So adorable even with a full beard!
Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Its those pesky wolves. We beat them when we don't want to, we lose to them when we want to win. Things are always weird against the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

There isn't much to say about this game. The Jazz seemed to be in control most of the game but then the fourth quarter came and the wheels came off. The Wolves outscored the Jazz 36-33 in the 4th and 10-8 in overtime. Zach LaVine hit 5-6 from three including a long three to send the game into overtime. The Wolves hit 12 three-pointers which is a season high for them. And a guy named Sean Kilpatrick who was playing in his second NBA game ever scored 13 points. Kilpatrick hit his first ever free-throws in the NBA with 10 seconds left. I knew they were going in as soon as Boler said they were his first attempts. Only seven players played for the Wolves, they dressed eight.

Joe Ingles was the story of the first half for the Utah Jazz scoring 16 of his season-high 18 points. Rudy Gobert shined throughout with 18 points, 17 rebounds and six blocked shots. Favors was the leading scorer for the Jazz with 19 points. Favors was a cool 8-13 points from the floor but only 3-7 from the charity stripe. In fact the Jazz were a dismal 19-31 from the line that's an awful 61% from the free-throw line (The Wolves shot better from the three, 63% than the Jazz did from the free-throw line).

Trey struggled tonight. He shot 4-22. He was 2-13 from three. (I remember when entire Jazz teams took 13 attempts in a game from three)Trey did have 4 steals and six assists despite his woeful shooting.

You can see what Trey had to say about the game here:

It was a weird night all night. The Jazz never seemed to find a rhythm. The Wolves seemed to be hitting really lucky/weird shots. It was just a weird, weird night.

Hopefully the Jazz can bounce back on Wednesday against the Trail Blazers.