Towns Scores 32 But Timberwolves Lose Again
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rodney Hood scored 22 points, Derrick Favors had 20 in his return to the starting lineup and the Utah Jazz beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-90 on Friday night.
The Jazz have won consecutive games for the first time in nearly three weeks.
The Timberwolves kept it close until late in the third quarter, when the Jazz closed on a 14-0 run that started with Favors' put-back dunk and ended with Trey Burke's 3-pointer.
This was Favors' third game back and first as a starter since missing 16 games with a back/hip injury. He showed touch on his jumper, strength in the post and also had nine rebounds.
Hood reached 20 points for the fourth time in five games.
Karl-Anthony Towns led Minnesota with 32 points and 12 rebounds, and Gorgui Dieng added 20 points and 15 rebounds.