MINNEAPOLIS — Jazz ends losing streak, defeating Wolves, 103-94
MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl Malone scored 24 and the Utah Jazz ended a four-game losing streak with a 103-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night.
John Stockton added 22 for Utah and Thurl Bailey scored 18, while Tyrone Corbin and Tony Campbell led Minnesota with 24 each. The expansion Timberwolves have not defeated Utah in six tries, including five games last season.
Utah led, 51-37, at halftime and increased its lead to 20 in the third quarter. Corbin led a Minnesota rally that made it 97-89 with 1 minute, 34 seconds left, but the Wolves didn't come closer.
The Jazz, trying to avoid its first five-game losing streak in four years, took command in the middle of the second quarter with a 16-2 run that included a technical foul on Minnesota coach Bill Musselman.
With the score tied at 29, Bailey rebounded his miss and scored. Jeff Malone followed with a pair of free throws to make the score 33-29.
After a basket by the Timberwolves, Malone's running five-footer started a 12-0 Jazz streak.
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles held Seattle to its lowest point total ever.
Ken Norman paced the Clippers' fourth straight home victory over Seattle with 22 points. Center Benoit Benjamin added 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Seattle's previous club record for fewest points was 73 on Oct. 31, 1985, against the Denver Nuggets. They hit only 27 of 84
shots (32.1 percent) against the Clippers.
The 65 points tied for the fifth-lowest total in NBA history, and the combined total of 143 was the fourth-lowest.