Millsap leads Jazz to 108-98 victory over Timberwolves

Posted at 9:47 PM, Jan 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-01-23 16:33:02-05

Paul Millsap scored 26 points, including 12 on 6-of-7 shooting in the fourth quarter, to lead the Utah Jazz to a 108-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday night.

After a close first half, the Jazz (10-5) pulled ahead early in the second half, but a late 3rd quarter rally by the Timberwolves were able to tie the score in the first minute of the 4th, but Millsap and the Jazz were able to pull ahead for the victory.

Al Jefferson added 18 points and 12 rebounds and C.J. Miles added another 18 in the victory.

Seven of the nine Timberwolves players on the court scored 10 or more points, led by 17 points from rookie Ricky Rubio, but it wasn’t enough for Minnesota (7-9) to top the Jazz, who won the 9th of their last 11 games.

The Jazz host the Toronto Raptors (4-12)) Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Energy Solutions Arena.