Jazz lose a second time to Minnesota

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Just three days after losing by 26 points in Minnesota, the Jazz lost to the Timberwolves for the second game in a row, losing 112-97 in Salt Lake City.

The Timberwolves built an 18-point lead at the end of the first quarter, and they stayed ahead for their second straight win over the Jazz.

Gordon Hayward was one of the bright spots for the Jazz.  He scored 27 points in his return to the starting lineup, after he sat out the last five games with a hip injury.  Alec Burks also played well, scoring 18 points off the bench.

Derrick Favors did not play -- he sat out with an injured hip.

The Jazz fall to a 14-29 record.  The Jazz will host Washington on Saturday.