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Forum staff reports, Published February 13 2013

Jefferson powers Jazz over Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS – Al Jefferson had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Paul Millsap scored 21 points to power the Utah Jazz to a 97-93 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

Jefferson helped the Jazz overcome a sluggish start against his former team to pick up a rare road win against a Western Conference opponent. The Jazz now have four wins in 17 road games in the West.

Derrick Williams had 24 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and Ricky Rubio had 18 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves, who shot a season-low 34 percent.

Utah 10 32 26 29–97

Minnesota 17 23 23 30–93

UTAH (97): Ma.Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Millsap 7-15 7-11 21, Jefferson 9-18 2-3 20, Tinsley 1-2 0-0 3, Foye 2-11 5-5 10, Favors 3-6 1-2 7, Watson 2-7 2-2 6, Burks 4-9 1-1 9, Carroll 5-9 1-1 11, Kanter 5-9 0-0 10. Totals 38-87 19-25 97.

MINNESOTA (93): Gelabale 1-3 0-0 2, D.Williams 7-17 8-11 24, Pekovic 7-16 5-8 19, Rubio 3-13 12-13 18, Ridnour 7-15 2-2 18, Shved 0-4 0-0 0, Barea 2-10 1-2 6, Stiemsma 0-1 0-0 0, Cunningham 2-6 2-2 6, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-85 30-38 93.

3-Point Goals: Utah 2-11 (Tinsley 1-1, Foye 1-5, Burks 0-1, Millsap 0-1, Watson 0-1, Carroll 0-2), Minnesota 5-22 (D.Williams 2-5, Ridnour 2-6, Barea 1-5, Shved 0-1, Gelabale 0-2, Rubio 0-3). Fouled Out: Ridnour. Rebounds: Utah 61 (Jefferson 11), Minnesota 58 (D.Williams 16). Assists_Utah 20 (Burks 7), Minnesota 18 (Rubio 10). Total Fouls: Utah 22, Minnesota 19. Technicals: Stiemsma. A: 13,117 (19,356).