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Karl-Anthony Towns Too Much For Jazz In First Home Loss

Bojan Bogdanovic #44 of the Utah Jazz attempts a shot over Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on November 18, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl Anthony-Towns was too much for the Jazz to handle as they hand Utah their first home loss of the season, 112-102.

He scored a game-high 29 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks, while making a career-high 7 three-pointers made on just 15 attempts.

For the Jazz, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 18 points, Donovan Mitchell added 17 points, Rudy Gobert notched a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds and Mike Conley chipped in 15 points.

The Jazz won their first six home games before falling to the Timberwolves. It was a fairly even game throughout but the fourth quarter was the difference as Minnesota outscored Utah 36-24 in the final period.

Jeff Teague had a big performance for Minnesota with 21 points and 11 assists. Also, they had some great play from their bench with Kelan Martin’s 14 points and Josh Okogie dropping 11 points.

Jeff Green and Joe Ingles combined for 23 points off the bench for the Jazz. The team struggled shooting the ball, hitting 36 percent from the field, 38 percent from downtown and 77 percent from the free throw line.

Meanwhile, the Timberwolves made 46 percent of their field goals, 37 percent of their perimeter shots and 84 percent of their free throws.

The Jazz dropped to 8-5 on the season. They will have a chance for revenge on Wednesday when they travel to Minnesota to face the Timberwolves at 6 p.m. on AT&T SportsNet.

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