MIN vs UTA Dream11: They say, revenge is best served cold, but Utah Jazz would like to make it even stevens in a matter of few days when they hit the road for a Western Conference matchup against Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center.
It was Utah Jazz's second defeat in as many games, but painfully, it was their first in front of home fans. Karl-Anthony Towns can take a whole lot of credit for inflicting that result on Jazz faithful, for he was just phenomenal in that game, in fact, he was so good that he carved out a name for himself in Minnesota Timberwolves history books.
Towns dropped a double-double, but what stood out in that game was his temerity to take shots from 3-point range. As they say, you miss the shots you never take, he ended up taking 15 from beyond the arc. Towns finished with 7 three-pointers.
It's not easy to withstand the challenge Rudy Gober poses inside the paint, so it was perhaps the tactics to move away from him, and spend time on the borderline.
Utah Jazz's main problems start from the bench. The 2nd unit is hardly contributing to Jazz's overall cause, with the likes of Emmanuel Mudiay, Jeff Green and Dante Exum not up to the mark.
As mentioned Utah Jazz are now on a two-game skid following the defeat in the last game, and will like to end it with a win at the home of their rivals. They are 8-5 in the season and currently sit 6th on the points table.
Minnesota Timberwolves, meanwhile, ended their two-game losing run in the last game, and are only one game away from Utah Jazz on the points table.
Utah Jazz are 2-4 on the road, while Timberwolves 3-4 at home.
Utah Jazz holds a 83-42 advantage against Minnesota Timberwolves in the 125 regular-season matchups. The Jazz also have five wins in the last seven games against the Wolves.
Host: Minnesota Timberwolves
Visitors: Utah Jazz
Match Timing: November 21, @06:30 AM
Venue: Target Center
Karl-Anthony Towns: The 23-year-old is the unanimous superstar in these parts of NBA after Jimmy Butler left the franchise last season. He is playing like a star as well, as he averages an incredible 27.0 points per game.
Donovan Mitchell: Jazz have a superstar of their won on their roster and he goes by the name of Donovan Mitchell. He leads the scoring charts for the Jazz with 24.8 points per game this season, his career-best return so far.
Andrew Wiggins: Will be more than handy as not only he guarantees points, but he is priced lower for the return he may give in this game. He is not far behind in terms of points per game with an average of 25.9 per game.
Bojan Bogdanovic: The 30-year-old can give you some good return here, as he is the 2nd best player for the Jazz this season. He averages 19.7 points per game.
Shabazz Napier has been ruled out from this game due to a muscle injury. But the hosts will be more concerns about the their 2nd best scorer this season Andrew Wiggins, who is recovering from an illness.
Minnesota Timberwolves to choose from: Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Jeff Teague, Keita Bates-Diop, Jordan Bell, Robert Covington, Jarrett Culver, Gorgui Dieng, Treveon Graham, Jake Layman, Kelan Martin, Jordan McLaughlin, Jordan Murphy, Shabazz Napier, Jaylen Nowell, Josh Okogie, Naz Reid, Noah Vonleh, Tyrone Wallace, Lindell Wigginton
Utah Jazz team news:
Ed Davis is the only player on Utah Jazz's injury list before this game.
Utah Jazz expected squad for this game: Rudy Gober, Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Tony Bradley, Royce O’Neale, Joe Ingles, Dante Exum, Georges Niang, Miye Oni, Bojan Bogdanović, Jarrell Brantle, Justin Wright-Foreman, Nigel Williams-Goss, Emmanuel Mudiay, Jeff Green, Ed Davis, Stanton Kidd
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PF: Robert Covington
SF: Jake Layman
C: Karl-Anthony Towns
PG: Jeff Teague
SG: Treveon Graham
PF: Bojan Bogdanovich
SF: Royce O'Neale
C: Rudy Gobert
PG: Mike Conley Jr.
SG: Donovan Mitchell
Minnesota Timberwolves: Jarrett Culver, Kelan Martin, Josh Okogie, Gorgui Dieng, Keita Bates-Diop
Utah Jazz: Joe Ingles, Jeff Green, Dante Exum, Emmanuel Mudiay
This could be anybody's game. But considering Jazz' away blues, which have been too many, you have to back Timberwolves in this match.