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.
- 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