Bogdanovic scores 30 points, Jazz beat T-Wolves 103-95
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 21, 2019 11:59 AM
Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) celebrates with Mike Conley (10) during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Minneapolis. Utah won 103-95. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
By Andres Ybarra, Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points, Donovan Mitchell added 26 and the Utah Jazz beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-95 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) to split a home-and-home series.
Bogdanovic and Mitchell each hit three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Bogdanovic was 6 of 11 from 3-point range, and Mitchell 5 of 10 to help Utah rebound for a home loss to Minnesota on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time).
Minnesota led by six in the fourth quarter before Utah used a 12-0 run to take the lead for good.
Mitchell hit a 3 with 5:09 left to give the Jazz a six-point lead.
Andrew Wiggins had 22 points for Minnesota after missing three games because of personal reasons and an illness. Karl-Anthony Towns was held to 14 points and struggled with foul trouble most of the night.
Towns finally hit double figures on a 3 with 4:34 remaining, but Utah answered with back-to-back triples from Bogdanovic and Mike Conley to make it 94-85 at the 3:28 mark.
Conley had 16 points for the Jazz, and Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 15 rebounds.
Utah led by nine before Kelan Martin keyed a 12-0 run that put the Wolves up early in the fourth.
Jazz: Gobert blocked five shots for the second time in three games. ... The Jazz took advantage of early foul trouble for Towns and Wiggins and jumped to an 11-point lead in the first quarter. Utah led by 11 before Minnesota tightened up defensively and reclaimed the lead with a 20-4 run. ... Ed Davis missed his eighth game with a fractured left fibula.
Timberwolves: Minnesota went 11 for 21 from the foul line. ... Coach Ryan Saunders was given a technical in the first quarter. .... Shabazz Napier (hamstring) missed his ninth game. F Jake Layman (toe) was inactive after leaving Monday’s (Tuesday, PHL time) game in the second quarter.
Jazz: Host Golden State on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time).
Timberwolves: Host Phoenix on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time).