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NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves wilt down stretch against Utah Jazz
By Martin Renzhofer
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Jan 22, 2012 12:10AM MDT
Records aside, the stats say there is probably not a dime’s worth of difference between Utah and Minnesota, two of the younger teams in the NBA.
So, with the Timberwolves playing back-to-back games and nursing a few injuries, it was up to the Jazz to exploit their advantage. That’s what they did Saturday night in EnergySolutions Arena by bumping up the tempo as well as Minnesota’s players.
The results were obvious down the stretch as Utah (10-5) pulled away for a 108-98 victory.
“You feel it in ...
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BEST OF MAXIM
One of the issues coming up this week is the deadline for contract extensions for the NBA’s class of 2008, and the question is whether the equivocal Minnesota Timberwolves will offer Kevin Love the maximum dollar extension. I have my doubts as well about how much Love is worth, given I don’t see how he can carry a team on any level.
Paul Millsap scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to power the Utah Jazz past the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-98 on Saturday night.
Matched up against Kevin Love, Millsap shot 6 of 7 in the final period on a variety of fallaway jumpers and shots at the rim to help the Jazz win for the ninth time in 11 games.
Ricky Rubio, who had 17 points and 11 assists, made a jumper...
Don't compare Minnesota rookie Ricky Rubio to other players, his coach says. The point guard is developing into a great player on his own.The comparisons between Minnesota rookie guard Ricky Rubio and Hall of Famer Pete Maravich can stop right now.
Jazz notes: Derrick Favors fined $25K for throwing ball into stands vs. Mavs
By Steve Luhm
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Jan 21, 2012 08:31PM MDT
Jazz forward Derrick Favors has been fined $25,000 for throwing the basketball into the stands during Thursday night’s 94-91 loss to Dallas.
NBA vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson announced the fine Saturday...
Kragthorpe: Earl Watson deserves to finish games for Jazz
By Kurt Kragthorpe
Published Jan 22, 2012 12:00AM MDT
Earl Watson’s finish just might be the start of something for the Jazz.
In the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s 108-98 victory over Minnesota at EnergySolutions Arena, the veteran point guard was everything this young team needs to become...
Kevin Love hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer after Ricky Rubio's tying 3 with 20 seconds to play, lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves to a pulsating 101-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
This video is proof that Lamar Odom should reconsider taking a year or two off of basketball.
Check out CJ Miles posterizing Mr. Kardashian in last night Mavs victory over the Jazz. While this dunk stings, the worst part of Lamar’s day still has to be going back to this. Ouch!
If there is any one place that doesn’t and I mean doesn’t like the Dallas Mavericks, especially their number one star, Dirk Nowitzki, it’s in Utah; and lo and behold Dallas narrowly escaped playing the Jazz with a win, but it wasn’t a pretty win.
During the first part of this game, it was a back and forth situation, runs here and runs there and Dallas barely got the edge...
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Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The Timberwolves will hit the floor running against the visiting Houston Rockets on Monday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
Minnesota battles the Rockets, currently with a 9-7 mark (9-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for...