Utah Jazz vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Live Game Blog: Who Wins Northwest Battle?

Tanner ThomsSenior Analyst IDecember 22, 2010

PHOENIX - DECEMBER 15:  Kevin Love #42 of the Minnesota Timberwolves high fives teammate Martell Webster #5 during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 15, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Suns defeated the Timberwolves 128-122.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Tonight, the 6-23 Minnesota Timberwolves take on the 20-9 Utah Jazz, who are currently tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder for first place in the Northwest division.

Although Minnesota has struggled of late, they have two great players in Martell Webster and Jonny Flynn, who both recently returned from injuries.

Al Jefferson will be making his return to Target Center tonight. Jefferson was traded in the offseason to the Jazz for Kosta Koufos and two first-rounders.

Starting fives:


PG- Deron Williams

SG- Raja Bell

SF- Andrei Kirilenko

PF- Paul Millsap

C- Al Jefferson


PG- Luke Ridnour

SG- Wesley Johnson

SF- Michael Beasley

PF- Kevin Love

C- Darko Milicic