Jazz starters score in double figures as they down T'WolvesMinnesota Sports
- Deron Williams led five starters in double figures with 21 points to go along with 12 assists, as Utah edged Minnesota, 107-103, at Target Center.
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Deron Williams led five starters in double figures with 21 points to go along with 12 assists, as Utah edged Minnesota, 107-103, at Target Center.
The win came despite Minnesota's Kevin Love finishing one assist shy of becoming the youngest Timberwolves player to post a triple-double with 17 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.
Ronnie Brewer posted 20 points, Mehmet Okur and Carlos Boozer added 16 apiece, with the latter also grabbing 12 rebounds, and C.J. Miles added 13 points for the Jazz, who have won two straight.
Al Jefferson led Minnesota with 21 points to go along with nine rebounds, while Wayne Ellington chipped in with 13 points off the bench. Minnesota saw its first two-game winning streak of the season come to an end.
Not, however, without a game effort in the final minutes. Trailing 103-90 with just over three minutes left, Corey Brewer started a nine-point effort with a layup. Love did the rest with seven straight points, including the third of four treys for a 103-99 game with one minute to go.
Ronnie Brewer converted on a reverse slam before Love drained another three, pulling the Timberwolves within 105-102 with 37.6 seconds left. Williams made 2-of-4 free throws down the stretch to keep the Timberwolves at arm's length.