Scott G Winterton,
Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) takes the ball away from Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) as the Utah Jazz and the Brooklyn Nets play at Vivint arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.

SALT LAKE CITY — Playing their first game since Rudy Gobert was ruled out for at least four weeks with a knee injury, the Utah Jazz fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-98 on Monday night.

The turning point: The Timberwolves jumped out to a 13-3 lead less than five minutes into the game, which included a 9-0 run, and the Jazz never recovered.

3 keys:

  • Minnesota shot 52 percent from the field and 50 percent from behind the 3-point line. A strong fourth quarter helped Utah close the gap, but it still just shot 44 percent from the field and 35 percent from beyond the arc.
  • The Timberwolves made 10 more free throws than the Jazz.
  • Minnesota outrebounded Utah by nine.

Jazz almanac: 6-8, Lost 1

The hero: Karl-Anthony Towns, Jeff Teague and Jimmy Butler all scored at least 20 points for the road team.

Next up: at New York (7-6), Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m. MT

On deck: at Brooklyn (5-8), Friday, Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m. MT