Utah Jazz vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Al Jefferson Faces Old Team with Jazz

December 22nd, 2010 by Jack Jones Leave a reply »
The Minnesota Timberwolves will look to snap a six-game losing streak when they host the Utah Jazz tonight. Minnesota returns home from a miserable road trip, where they went 0-6, and really struggled on the defensive side of the ball.

The Timberwolves' most recent loss was a 113-90 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers, where they allowed a season-high 62 points in the paint. The Jazz have been up and down lately, but had no trouble beating the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, as they won 101-90 for their second straight win.

Looking at the NBA spreads for tonight's games, the oddsmakers seem to think the Jazz will have no trouble making it three straight, as they come in favored by six points over the Timberwolves at home.

The Jazz went just 2-2 against the Timberwolves last season, but a big reason they had trouble against Minnesota is the reason they are off to their best start since the 2006-07 season.

Last year, Al Jefferson tormented the Jazz in their four game series, which is likely a big reason why the Jazz went out and added Jefferson this offseason after they lost Carlos Boozer. Jefferson is averaging 16 points, nearly 9 re ...

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