SUMMARY: Super solid performance from the Utah Jazz as they control the game for its entirety and beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-100
- The Jazz lead by 9 at the end of the 1st quarter, they lead by 9 and the half, they lead by 10 at the end of 3 and then they blew the Wolves out for a 20 point win.
- The early portion of the game was dictated by Karl Anthony Towns getting two early fouls and the Jazz taking advantage to run out to the 9 point lead and the Jazz closed the 1st quarter on a 11-2 run that they would never relinquish.
- The Wolves got the game to 2 at one point in the third and then the Jazz took it right back to 9 and stayed a comfortable distances away from the Wolves the rest of the night.
- Donovan started strong tonight with 4 assists for three pointers in the 1st quarter as well as 7 points.
- For a period of the game Derrick Favors was the best player on the floor as he dominated the offensive glass stealing rebounds and creating extra opportunities for the Jazz offense
- The Jazz defense was not impactful until late in the 3rd quarter and then in the 4th quarter they shut down the Wolves.
- According to cleaning the glass the Jazz took 44% of their shots at the rim and 39% of their shots as threes. That is amazing shot distribution. The Jazz continue to have one of the best shot distributions in the NBA. It is worth a few points every night.
- Jazz offensive rating was a 122 tonight. Defensive rating was near 100 again, last check had it at 102. The Jazz have held opponents below a point a possessions in 5 of the last 8 games before tonight.
- Raul Neto was +7 in 13 minutes
- Dante Exum had a sore knee and Thabo Sefolosha had a tight hamstring and neither were available for most of the night.
- Kyle Korver moved into 50th all time on the games played list and took 9 three points
- Minnesota had a brutal travel day yesterday stuck in an executive terminal (limited, no food, no commerce) or the plane for 8 hours in Denver before finally going back to the hotel and spending the night in Denver and then flying out mid morning and arriving here at noon. They wore out.
- Gail Miller addressed the crowd before the game and may have had the signature quote for what she will be remembered: “No one wins when respect goes away.”
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