Utah faces Minnesota on 4-game losing streak
Utah Jazz (30-20, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (24-25, eighth in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Sunday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Utah enters the matchup against Minnesota as losers of four games in a row.
The Timberwolves are 5-4 against the rest of their division. Minnesota is 4-3 in games decided by less than 4 points.
The Jazz are 19-10 in conference matchups. Utah is second in the NBA scoring 113.7 points per game while shooting 47.1%.
The teams play for the fourth time this season. The Jazz won the last matchup 120-108 on Jan. 1. Donovan Mitchell scored 39 points to help lead the Jazz to the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony Edwards is shooting 37.0% from beyond the arc with 3.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Timberwolves, while averaging 22.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.6 steals. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.8 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists over the past 10 games for Minnesota.
Mitchell is scoring 25.5 points per game and averaging 4.0 rebounds for the Jazz. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 16.9 points and 3.9 rebounds over the last 10 games for Utah.
LAST 10 GAMES: Timberwolves: 5-5, averaging 121.1 points, 42.9 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 8.9 steals and 6.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.0 points per game.
Jazz: 2-8, averaging 105.6 points, 42.5 rebounds, 20.2 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.0 points.
INJURIES: Timberwolves: Patrick Beverley: out (ankle), D’Angelo Russell: out (shin).
Jazz: Rudy Gobert: out (calf), Donovan Mitchell: out (concussion).