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Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves run it back for rematch of Friday’s thriller

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Utah Jazz Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

It’s not often in the NBA that teams play consecutive games against each other. Just two nights ago the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves battled in Salt Lake City in a game that came down to the wire after a huge blown lead by the Jazz. Both teams have each other fresh in their minds from Friday night’s thriller, and it should make for an interesting matchup this Sunday evening.

Game Info

When: Sunday, January 27, 2019 • 5:00 PM MT

Where: Target Center • Minneapolis, MN

TV: AT&T Sports Net-Rocky Mountain

Radio: 97.5 FM | 1280 AM The Zone | ESPN Radio


Utah Jazz:

Dante Exum – Left Ankle Sprain – OUT

Raul Neto – Groin – OUT

Thabo Sefolosha – Right Hamstring – OUT

Tony Bradley – Right Knee Surgery – OUT

Minnesota Timberwolves:

Tyus Jones — Ankle — OUT

Jeff Teague — Foot — OUT

Robert Covington — Ankle — OUT

Derrick Rose — Ankle — Questionable

Gorgui Dieng — Hip — Probable

What to Watch For

Donovan Mitchell’s “Rebound”

Donovan Mitchell has been on an absolute tear shooting the ball during the month of January, but came back to Earth a bit Friday night vs. Minnesota. He had his first inefficient night shooting the ball in what seemed like forever, as he knocked down just 7 of 24 shots. Mitchell did have a career night passing the ball with 11 assists, so it will be interesting to see how he responds to his previous game and how he approaches this rematch against the Timberwolves.

Can the Jazz avoid a KATastrophic performance?

Karl-Anthony Towns got into foul trouble the other night against the Jazz and still finished with 33 points. Had he not gotten into foul trouble, that game could have gone very differently. KAT was unstoppable in their prior matchup against the Jazz, including a hammer dunk on Rudy Gobert’s head. Gobert got him back with a few blocks and ultimately got the W, but it will be interesting to see how the Jazz defend KAT tonight and if they can keep him in check.

Rose Repeat?

Derrick Rose is currently listed as questionable for tonight’s game. Whether or not he plays could have a big impact on the outcome of this game. Remember what happened the last time the Jazz played in the Target Center with a healthy Derrick Rose? Yeah me niether.. *tries to forget about it* . Rose isn’t going to go for 50 again if he does play, but he makes the Wolves a lot more difficult to defend with another scorer and dynamic playmaker on the court.