MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Al Jefferson and Rashad McCants scored 22 points, Randy Foye added a season-high 20, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Utah Jazz 111-100 on Tuesday night.
Minnesota forced 24 turnovers and held the Jazz to 6-for-21 shooting in the final quarter to snap a two-game losing streak and get its first win against the Northwest Division.
The Wolves took a 97-82 lead with just under 4 minutes left after a behind-the-back move by Craig Smith set up a McCants layup.
Carlos Boozer had 34 points and Deron Williams finished with 18 points and nine assists for the Jazz. Mehmet Okur had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Foye rebounded from a dismal performance in Sunday's loss to Dallas in which he scored two points on 1-for-6 shooting. If the Wolves want to be playoff spoilers down the stretch, they will need Foye's perimeter scoring to complement Jefferson inside.
Boozer was held to just five points in the fourth quarter after scoring 17 in the first half and 12 in the third quarter.
Utah is trying its best not to get lost in the shuffle in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. The Jazz are 20-5 since acquiring Kyle Korver in a trade with Philadelphia on Dec. 29 and sit atop the Northwest.
Utah will have to play better away from Energy Solutions Arena down the stretch to lock up a top seed for the playoffs. The Jazz are 12-18 on the road after falling to Minnesota, but have won their last 14 at home.
Minnesota made 28 of 39 free throws against Utah, both season highs.Ryan Gomes had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Jefferson also had 10 boards for the Wolves.
Notes: Kirk Snyder, acquired in a deadline deal with Houston, made his Wolves debut with 2:47 left in the first quarter. He finished with six points and three assists. ... Craig Smith played for the Wolves despite a sore hamstring. ... Utah and Minnesota play each other three more times in the next month.