Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/3/13
SALT LAKE CITY -- During player introductions, Minnesota's Andrei Kirilenko received a warm welcome by the fans who cheered for him during the first 10 years of his NBA career. His old team was much less hospitable once the ball tipped off. The Utah Jazz spoiled Kirilenko's first return to Utah on Wednesday night, beating their former player and the Timberwolves 106-84 at EnergySolutions Arena. "It's very nice to play against this crowd. They've been very friendly," Kirilenko said. "I had a lot of adrenaline, of course, coming back here, playing in front the, I call, home crowd. I get used to this crowd." During his decade as a Jazz player, he also got used to a lot of blowouts in this arena. His team, however, rarely was the one getting trounced in Utah. That was the case on Wednesday night, though, after bench players Gordon Hayward and Enes Kanter scored 17 and 15 points, respectively, to lead six Jazz players in double figures. That balanced effort helped Utah snap i...
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