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The Roundup—Rubio shines, leads Jazz to win against former team

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After a last-minute win over the Timberwolves on Friday in Salt Lake City, the Jazz made it two straight with a 125-111 victory in Minneapolis Sunday night.

The Jazz (29-22), who outscored the Wolves 35-26 in the fourth quarter to seal the victory, have now won 11 of their last 13 games.

Donovan Mitchell scored 22 of his team-high 29 points in the second half, marking his 12th straight game with at least 24 points. Mitchell made only two of his first 13 shots before shooting 8-for-9 to finish the game. Utah’s second-year guard is now averaging 28.0 points in 14 January games.

“Donovan and I had a slow start today, but I think in the second half we picked it up,” Utah’s Ricky Rubio said after the game. “It’s a great win for us. We’ll keep going and keep grinding.”

Rubio finished with 18 points, while Derrick Favors double-doubled with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Rudy Gobert (17 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals, three blocks), Joe Ingles (15 points, six assists), Jae Crowder (15 points) and Kyle Korver (13 points) also scored in double figures for the Jazz in the win.

Andrew Wiggins scored a game-high 35 points for the Timberwolves (24-26), while Jerryd Bayless scored 19 points and shot 4-for-6 from three. Karl-Anthony Towns had 22 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in the loss.

 

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