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          === Jazz aim to build on big win, pay a visit to Wolves ===
 
 (Sports  Network) - The  Utah Jazz will try to keep the momentum going after a
 great  victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday when they visit the
 Minnesota Timberwolves.
 
 The Jazz stopped a two-game losing slide Tuesday with a 109-94 victory at home
 over  the reigning  Western Conference  champions. Utah  thumped the  Thunder,
 23-15, in the final quarter to win rather comfortably.
 
 "It  was a  great effort," said Jazz  coach Tyrone Corbin. "Our energy on both
 ends  of  the floor was great.  The guys did  a great job in understanding the
 sense of urgency in how important this game was."
 
 It  was  a spectacular  team effort  from Utah  as six  Jazz players scored in
 double  figures, led by 23 from Al Jefferson. Paul Millsap had a double-double
 with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
 
 Derrick  Favors, Alec  Burks and DeMarre Carroll scored double figures off the
 bench and Randy Foye contributed 11.
 
 Things  got  chippy and  the Jazz  didn't back down.  Kevin Durant committed a
 flagrant  foul on Alec Burks and Carroll ran right over and confronted Durant.
 Everyone intervened and Carroll and Durant both picked up technical fouls.
 
 "He didn't do anything crazy," Corbin said of Carroll. "I thought he came over
 and  was  checking on  his  teammate,  nothing crazy.  They  gave  him a  tech
 (technical  foul).  I didn't think he  did anything. It's great to see. That's
 part of a being a great team and great teammates."
 
 The Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a four-game losing streak last time out.
 
 The Wolves picked up their first road victory since Jan. 3 on Monday when they
 beat  the Cavaliers  in  Cleveland.  Six Minnesota  players  scored in  double
 figures in its 100-92 win.
 
 "We  needed that win  bad. It's been a long month for us," admitted guard Luke
 Ridnour.  "As much  as you don't want to  admit it, losing does take a toll on
 you. It's been a while since we've won on the road, so this was a good one for
 us to finally win."
 
 Ridnour  led  the team with 21  points. Nikola Pekovic (16), Ricky Rubio (13),
 Derrick  Williams  (12), Alexey Shved  (12) and  Mickael Gelabale (11) all had
 double-digit  scoring nights. Pekovic grabbed 10 rebounds and Rubio handed out
 10 assists.
 
 Despite  holding  the Cavs under 100  points, Cleveland shot 50.6 percent from
 the  field. Minny  shot 52 percent and  57 percent from long range. Both teams
 committed over 20 turnovers.
 
 The  Timberwolves  last won consecutive  games with four in  row from Dec. 7 -
 Dec.  15. They are 7-21 since as injuries mounted. All-NBA forward Kevin Love,
 Brandon  Roy  and Chase Budinger are  still on the shelf. Andrei Kirilenko has
 missed the last four games with a strained right quadriceps.
 
 The  Jazz  won this season's  only matchup  between Northwest Division foes, a
 106-84  victory over the Wolves in Utah on Jan. 2. The Wolves are 3-2 in their
 last five against the Jazz at home.
 
 
 02/13 10:54:09 ET