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Utah Jazz (9-8) @ Minnesota Timberwolves (5-11)Target Center | Minneapolis, MN6:00 PM (MT) | ROOT Sports | 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

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The Utah Jazz (9-8) head back on the road, this time for a one off battle against the pesky Minnesota Timberwolves (5-11). Before we go any farther into this match-up we have to agree that a team is not solely to be judged by their record. The Jazz, we believe, are better than just 0.5 games above .500. Similarly, the Wolves are better than a team that's winning .300 of their games. After all, Minny has talent. And moreover, they beat the Jazz once out of four times last season. And that was a Q4 game in Minny during winter. That's kind of what tonight's game projects to be -- an early season match-up between a young and hungry team, and another one that has injuries.

Historically the Jazz are 33-23 in the Target Center, and 75-37 overall. This SHOULD be a game that ends up with another Jazz win. But the Wolves are going to make the Jazz earn it.

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Presumed Starters:

  • PG: George Hill vs Ricky Rubio
  • SG: Rodney Hood vs Zach LaVine
  • SF: Gordon Hayward vs Andrew Wiggins
  • PF: Boris Diaw vs Gorgui Dieng
  • C: Rudy Gobert vs Karl-Anthony Towns

Injuries / Absences:

  • PG:
  • SG: Alec Burks (UTA, OUT), Shabazz Muhammad (MIN, Maybe good to go?)
  • SF: Brandon Rush (MIN, Maybe good to go?)
  • PF: Derrick Favors (UTA, TBD)
  • C: Nikola Pekovic (MIN, OUT)

GO JAZZ GO!

Poll

Who's gonna win tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    Jazz by 11+
    (15 votes)
  • 40%
    Jazz by 6-10 points
    (13 votes)
  • 6%
    Jazz by 1-5 points
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Wolves by 1-5 points
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    Wolves by 6-10 points
    (1 vote)
  • 3%
    Wolves by 11+
    (1 vote)
32 votes total Vote Now