Minnesota Timberwolves Falter In Big Al’s Return To Minneapolis

December 23rd, 2010 by Joseph Fafinski Leave a reply »
Yes, he was the biggest threat of the Timberwolves, and perhaps one of the best centers in the NBA.

Yes, he was the centerpiece in the 2007 summer blockbuster trade that sent Kevin Garnett to the Boston Celtics, where he would win the championship he longed for in Minnesota.

But on December 22, he returned to the place where he was the main catalyst of the franchise whose young talent never seemed to stop, and the team that never seemed to win.

Although this time he was wearing navy blue instead of the usual slate blue, his talents have not changed.

"Big" Al Jefferson scored 23 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter in which the Jazz outscored the T'Wolves 41-24. He also had nine rebounds and a career-high seven blocks.

His teammates, however, did not slack.

Deron Williams scored 25 and added seven assists while Paul Millsap put 23 on the board, and had 10 on the glass as well. Andre Kirilenko chipped in 16 for Utah additionally.

The Jazz came back from 15 points down to win 112-107.

Kevin Love and Michael Beasley both had double-doubles. Love had 25 points and 19 rebounds while Beas ...

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