Jazz take on the Timberwolves in search of a 5th consecutive victory | World sports
Utah Jazz (16-7, third in Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (11-13, ninth in Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Utah will look to build on their four-game winning streak with a win over Minnesota.
The Timberwolves are 7-8 against opponents in the Western Conference. Minnesota is 6-9 against opponents over 0.500.
The Jazz are 4-0 against the rest of the division. Utah ranks sixth in the league with just 104.8 points while keeping its opponents 44.2 percent from shots.
BEST PERFORMERS: Karl-Anthony Towns scores 24.3 points per game with 9.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Timberwolves. Anthony Edwards is averaging 20.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.1 steals in the last 10 games for Minnesota.
Rudy Gobert averages 14.9 points, 14.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks for the Jazz. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 3.2 points scored at 3 points in the last 10 games for Utah.
LAST 10 GAMES: Timberwolves: 6-4, averaging 113.4 points, 47.7 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 8.1 steals and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.1% on field. Their opponents average 107.9 points per game.
Jazz: 8-2, averaging 118.9 points, 46.0 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 6.6 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 50.3 percent from the field. Their opponents average 106.4 points.
INJURIES: Timberwolves: D’Angelo Russell: absent (ankle), Patrick Beverley: absent (adductor), Jaylen Nowell: absent (back).
Jazz: Udoka Azubuike: outside (ankle), Hassan Whiteside: day to day (buttocks).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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