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Beat-up Jazz Bury Timberwolves

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The Jazz got off to a very sluggish start Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. This was a game where Utah was expected to sail to any easy win. After all, Minnesota has the dubious honor of having the second worst record in the NBA having won only 14 games all season long. Unfortunately two of wins were against the Jazz. It was beginning to look like the pesky Timberwolves might be responsible for yet another Jazz loss but thankfully Utah regained a spark of energy and got things going late in the second quarter. Andrei Kirilenko was back in action for a brief stint after having missed a few games due to a leg bruise. He was only able to play briefly and then left for the locker room again. Hopefully, he will be able to play with the team against the Suns on Friday night. Meanwhile, Deron sprained his ankle and had to leave the game temporarily. He came back and put in a great effort but was still in some pain. Adding to the injury list was Wesley Matthews who hyper-extended his left leg in the second half of Wednesdays game. He also continued to play. The home boys are looking pretty beat up but they were able to play through it and come out with a 122-100 win. This puts their overall record at 44-24, including 5 straight home wins.