Trey Burke scored 32 points and added nine assists to help the Utah Jazz steal one from the Minnesota Timberwolves, 136-130. The Jazz shot 53-108 (49.1%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 22 rebounds. Utah (25-57) has won just two of its last 10 games.
Burke went 10-21 (2-4 from three-point range) and 10-10 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Utah were Gordon Hayward with 23 points and 10 rebounds, Derrick Favors with 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Jeremy Evans with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Kevin Martin had another strong performance for Minnesota in the loss, scoring 36 points on 12-24 shooting (3-5 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 9-10 from the free throw line. Ricky Rubio contributed 14 points and six assists, Ronny Turiaf finished with 12 points and eight rebounds, and Robbie Hummel put up 10 points and nine rebounds.
The clash of top-tier defenses was won by Utah. They rank second in the NBA in defensive efficiency this season (108.36), and held Minnesota to just 1.07 points per possession.
Minnesota (40-42) has now lost three consecutive games.