Utah Jazz hold on to beat Minnesota Timberwolves, 97-93, Jazz nation reacts (#UTAatMIN)
By Whitney O'Bannon , Deseret News
Published: Friday, July 31 2015 3:24 a.m. MDT
Utah Jazz's Paul Millsap, left, and Al Jefferson, right, double-team Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Williams as he attempts a shot in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Minneapolis. Millsap led his team with 21 points followed by Jefferson with 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Jazz won 97-93. Williams led the Timberwolves with 24 points and 16 rebounds. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (Jim Mone, AP)
Despite establishing a 15-point lead against Minnesota in the second half Wednesday night, Utah was tested in the final minutes of the game.
Holding off the Timberwolves, the Jazz took a 97-93 victory and have momentum going into the All-Star break.
Utah dominated Minnesota in transition baskets, scoring 17 fast-break points to the Timberwolves' 8.
Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson led the Jazz, scoring 21 and 22 points, respectively.
Utah Jazz's Al Jefferson (25) grabs a rebound against Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Williams in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (Jim Mone, AP)