Utah Jazz Team Report – April 13
=== Utah Jazz Team Report – April 13 ===
(Sports Network) – The Utah jazz were eliminated from postseason
consideration on Monday with a 104-90 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at
the Target Center.
Carlos Arroyo paced Utah with 19 points and seven assists.
Andrei Kirilenko had 16 points and Gordan Giricek added 15 for the Jazz, who
had their streak of 20 consecutive postseason appearances snapped. They were
eliminated from playoff contention after Denver defeated Sacramento on Monday.
Trailing by 18 at the break, Utah battled back in the second half and cut the
deficit to 79-71 on Michael Ruffin’s dunk with 8:22 left in the fourth
Latrell Sprewell then scored five points during a 7-1 run that staked the
Timberwolves to an 86-72 advantage with 6:07 remaining.
The Jazz got no closer than 10 points the rest of the way.
Utah closes its season against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.