The Utah Jazz lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves just one week ago.It was an ugly back- and- forth game where Trey Burke was the story shooting 4-22. My, have things changed in just one week time though. Riding the energy of a season-changing win against the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday night, the Jazz win their second in a row beating the Timberwolves 104-84 Monday night.
The first half was a half of runs. It was a back and forth game all of the first and much of the second quarter. Rudy and Wiggins had some fun with each other. See highlights below :)
What a fun back-and-forth between Wiggins and Gobert. All you can hope for in a meaningless March game— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) March 31, 2015
I'm Too Flexy For My... https://t.co/yBKCpHLJpE— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) March 31, 2015
The Jazz finished the first half on a 15-6 run to take a 10 point lead into the half. All the wheels came off for the Timberwolves in the 3rd quarter of the game when the Jazz opened on a 14-0 run to extend their lead to 24 at 64-40. At the end of three the Jazz lead 81-57 thanks to an all around team effort by the Jazz.
This is all you need to know about that 3rd quarter (UTA 81, MIN 57)... https://t.co/c0mw5YVKjA— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) March 31, 2015
Wolves and Jazz, just clear out. Let's spend the fourth quarter watching Andrew Wiggins and Rudy Gobert repeatedly meet at the rim. Cool?— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) March 31, 2015
The Jazz cruised in the 4th quarter where the finishing lineup was Johnson, Evans, Millsap, Cooley, and Cotton. You know its a comfortable win when we get to see those guys play several minutes together.
Random New and Notes of the Game:
- Seven players making a three in the game is a Jazz franchise record.
Gordon Hayward 2-5
Trevor Booker 1-2
Rodney Hood 1-2
Dante Exum 1-6
Trey Burke 2-5
Joe Ingles 2-3
Elijah Millsap 1-3
- Largest lead of the game: 27
- Leading Scorer: Gordon Hayward with 22
- Leading Rebounder: Trevor Booker with 13
- Leading Assists: Gordon Hayward with 5
- Leading Steals: Gordon Hayward with 4
- Leading Blocks: Rudy Gobert with 3 (but more like 1 million)
- Poor Rodney
Rodney Hood has concussion-like symptoms and will not return.— Aaron Falk (@tribjazz) March 31, 2015
- And Rudy again because just because:
Video: Jazz's Rudy Gobert blocks Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins at the rim, then flexes (all angles) https://t.co/VxAwdpUU20— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) March 31, 2015