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Jazz, Timberwolves tip in Salt Lake City

Dec 30, 2014 - 3:06 PM ( - The Minnesota Timberwolves will close out a four-game road trip Tuesday against the Utah Jazz.

The Timberwolves have struggled recently with eight straight losses and 14 in the last 15 tries. In Saturday's 110-97 setback at Golden State, Thaddeus Young paced the Timberwolves with 17 points and Zach LaVine added 12 points with a career-high 14 assists.

Golden State converted 25 Minnesota turnovers into 36 points.

"We just had too many turnovers. We basically beat ourselves," Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said.

Minnesota has lost eight in a row on the road and is 2-13 away from the Twin Cities this season. The T-wolves will start a four-game homestand Thursday versus Sacramento, Utah, Denver and Phoenix.

The Jazz will play the next two games in Salt Lake City against Minnesota and Atlanta, and are coming off Monday's 101-97 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers.

Gordon Hayward led Utah with 22 points and seven assists. Rudy Gobert had 11 points and 13 rebounds off the bench.

"I like them," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of the Jazz. "They're a good young team, they're going to be a very good team."

Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, in defeat. The Jazz had won two straight and four of five games.

Jazz guard Alec Burks (shoulder) is questionable Tuesday. He is averaging 13.9 points per game this season.

Utah was 1-3 against Minnesota last season. The Jazz are still a decent 12-5 in the past 17 meetings between the Northwest foes and 69-35 all-time in the series.