Timberwolves end 9-game road losing streak, beat Jazz 103-102Posted by Inside Hoops
The AP reports: Minnesota ended a nine-game road losing streak and dealt a crushing setback to Utah’s diminishing homes for home-court advantage in the playoffs. Although the Timberwolves are lottery-bound once again this summer, they showed how they can still rattle the postseason seedings by beating the Jazz 103-102 on Friday night, ending Utah’s 15-game home winning streak. “I think we put a little shock in their plans,” said Rodney Carney, who scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter. Ryan Gomes also scored 25 points, and Mike Miller had 14 points and nine rebounds for Minnesota, which outrebounded Utah 42-28… Deron Williams finished with 34 points and 11 assists, but missed a shot at the buzzer that would have won it for the Jazz… Kyle Korver scored 19 points for Utah, and Andrei Kirilenko had 13, going 6-for-7 from the floor and blocking three shots, but Mehmet Okur was the only Utah starter other than Williams to reach double figures, finishing with 11.