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Wolves try to play spoiler against Jazz


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves will try to play spoiler tonight when they face the Utah Jazz. The Timberwolves snapped a three-game losing streak on Saturday with a 105-93 win over Phoenix. The Jazz enter the game trailing the Los Angeles Lakers by one-and-a-half games for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Three days after delivering one of the best performances of his career against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Al Jefferson looks to keep the Utah Jazz's playoff hopes alive in the rematch.

The Jazz will try for their fifth straight win in the series and ninth in 11 games overall as they travel to Minneapolis on Monday night.

With two games remaining, Utah (42-38) needs to win out and have the Los Angeles Lakers lose one of their final two contests to secure the final Western Conference playoff spot. The Jazz hold the tiebreaker over the Lakers by virtue of winning the season series.

The forward made certain the Jazz didn't lose any ground as he tied a career high with 40 points and shot 19 of 27 in a 107-100 home win over the Timberwolves on Friday.

Jefferson, who played three seasons in Minnesota from 2007-10, will try to deliver another big game and lead the Jazz to their first sweep of the Timberwolves since 1998-99. Utah is 12-27 on the road but has won two in a row there.

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