On January 17, the Timberwolves played against the Jazz at home in the NBA regular season. Towns and Markkanen were injured. Gobert scored less than 5 points and retired early due to a groin injury. The Timberwolves led by up to 11 points under the leadership of Russell and Edwards. The Jazz fought back tenaciously to chase points. The two sides fought fiercely in the second half to a 125-125 tie. Clarkson made two key free throws and made one of the lore. The 126 loss to the Jazz ended the 2-game winning streak.
Timberwolves: Anderson 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, McDaniels 5 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, Russell 21 points and 7 assists, Edwards 29 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals, Prince 12 points, 2 rebounds and 2 blocks , Rivers Jr. 10 points and 3 rebounds, Norwell 16 points and 2 rebounds.
Jazz: Kessler 20 points, 21 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks, Vanderbilt 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists, Conley 14 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, Clarkson 21 points and 2 rebounds, Beasley 10 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists, Sexton had 19 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, and Abaki had 17 points and 2 rebounds.
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Jazz rookie Kessler made 9 of 13 shots, 2 of 4 free throws, scored 20 points, 21 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks, becoming the first player since Mourning in 1993 to have at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a single game, and his shooting percentage exceeded 65%. , is also the first person in the history of the Jazz. Clarkson contributed 21 points and made a free throw quasi-lore, helping the Jazz win by 1 point.
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Clarkson fouled Rivers Jr. at the last moment, making two crucial free throws and one of them making the game-winning shot.
The first quarter started with a 5-5 tie between the two teams. Clarkson, Russell, Conley and McDaniels each scored a three-pointer. Edwards dunked the Jazz to stop the Jazz. Reid made a three-pointer and a tip-up. The Jazz made a 7-0 offensive to tie at 18-18. Prince shot and Russell made a three-pointer to gain a 5-point advantage. The Jazz went ahead by 2 points in a 7-0 offensive. Gobert Returned to the locker room feeling unwell, and then announced an early retirement due to a groin injury. Russell made consecutive fouls and scored 4 free throws, Kessler made a tip-up, Clarkson missed a three-pointer at the buzzer, and the two sides maintained a 27-27 tie in the first quarter.
At the beginning of the second quarter, the Timberwolves hit consecutive three-pointers and played an 8-4 offensive to take the lead. Tucker and Prince scored a three-pointer against each other. The Jazz tied with 4 points in a row, Garza and Norwell each scored a three-pointer, Norwell scored another 4 points, and the Timberwolves took the lead with a 10-2 offensive. The Jazz played a 5-2 offensive to chase points. The Timberwolves scored 6 points in a row to expand their 11-point lead. Kessler made a tip-up and Edwards dunked. Clarkson scored 5 points in a row, Reed missed a three-pointer at the buzzer, and the Timberwolves led the Jazz 58-52 in the first half.
After changing sides, Edwards led an 8-3 offensive to expand his 11-point advantage. The Timberwolves responded with a 6-2 offensive to chase points. Edwards maintained a 10-point advantage with 2+1. The Timberwolves rushed inside to chase points, Anderson hit a hook, Clarkson made a three-pointer and Kessler made a tip-up, Kessler made two free throws and made one to catch up to 3 points. Anderson hit the board, Clarkson made a three-pointer, Edwards took a T to send Conley a free throw, and Kessler scored another 3 points to lead by 2 points. The Timberwolves played an 18-8 offensive to regain the lead. At the end of the third quarter, the Timberwolves led the Jazz 95-87.
At the beginning of the last quarter, Rivers Jr. made a layup, and the Jazz caught up with a 10-2 offensive to only 2 points away. Rivers Jr. and Abaki scored a three-pointer against each other. Knight hit two points, the Jazz scored 4 points in a row to catch up to a 104-104 tie, the Timberwolves scored 4 points in a row, and the Jazz continued to tie with 4 points in a row. Reid made a tip-up and Edwards made a three-pointer to expand their advantage, Clarkson chased 3+1 points, Edwards responded with a three-pointer, Kessler made consecutive tip-ups and Beasley made a three-pointer, leading the Jazz to a 13-4 offensive to overtake by 5 points. Little Rivers hit a three-pointer, and the two sides hit the iron one after another. Russell tied the score with a layup with 13.5 seconds left. With 4.2 seconds left, Clarkson fouled Rivers and made two free throws. Edwards passed the ball to McDaniels and missed a three-pointer at the buzzer. In the end, the Timberwolves were defeated by the Jazz.
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Timberwolves: Russell, Edwards, McDaniels, Anderson, Gobert
Jazz: Conley, Clarkson, Beasley, Vanderbilt, Kessler