Cleveland Cavaliers (14-12, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (11-14, ninth in the Western Conference)Minneapolis; Friday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Minnesota enters the matchup with Cleveland after losing four games in a row.The Timberwolves are 7-8 on their home court. Minnesota leads the NBA with 13.4 offensive rebounds per game led by Jarred Vanderbilt averaging 3.1.The Cavaliers are 8-5 in road games. Cleveland is fourth in the Eastern Conference scoring 45.5 points
Led by Donovan Mitchells 36 points and five rebounds, the Jazz defeated the Timberwolves, 136-104. Karl-Anthony Towns (22 points, seven rebounds, five assists) and Anthony Edwards (18 points, five assists) combined for 40 points for the Timberwolves in the losing effort. The Jazz improve to 17-7 on the season, while the Timberwolves fall to 11-14.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Donovan Mitchell scored 36 points and the sharp-shooting Utah Jazz beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 136-104 Wednesday night for their fifth straight win. Mitchell made 14 of 23 shots and Utah connected for 25 3-pointers, two shy of their season high set last Friday against Boston. Bojan Bogdanovic had 21 points and five rebounds, and Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points - all from deep - off the bench for Utah.