Towns, Wolves Hold Off Jazz 94-80
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and 10 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the short-handed Utah Jazz in a 94-80 victory on Wednesday night.
Ricky Rubio tied a career high with 17 assists and Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points on 6-for-17 shooting for the Timberwolves, who improved to 5-12 at home this season. Gorgui Dieng had 12 points and nine rebounds and the Wolves held off a late charge from the Jazz, who were missing Derrick Favors for a third straight game with back spasms.
Trey Burke scored all 23 of his points in the second half for Utah. The Jazz turned the ball over 19 times and were shooting an ugly 27 percent late in the third quarter. They shot 35 percent for the game and were 10 for 39 (25.6 percent) on 3-pointers.