The Los Angeles Lakers kept their playoff hopes alive by defeating the San Antonio Spurs Sunday, 91-86. The win dropped the Lakers magic number down to 1, meaning any Utah Jazz loss or Lakers win will clinch the playoff berth for the Lakers. That opportunity will come tonight when the Utah Jazz face the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been toiling near the bottom of the Western Conference for most of the season and many would not give them much of chance in tonight’s game. Vegas has the Wolves as 3 and half point underdogs. However, they gave the Jazz a fight in their last meeting on Friday in Salt Lake City. The Jazz, who play great at home, needed 40 points from Al Jefferson and some clutch baskets towards the end of the game to finish off the Wolves, winning 107-100.
The game will not be shown on National TV, so those interested Lakers fans will not be able to see the game unless you are an NBA League Pass subscriber or visit a bar or restaurant that carries the League Pass.
Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves
5pm Pacific Time / 8pm Eastern Time
Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
Line: Utah Jazz -3.5
Utah Jazz: 42-38, 9th in the Western Conference
Minnesota Timberwolves: 30-50, 12th in the Western Conference
Head to Head record: Jazz 3-0 over Timberwolves this season.
National TV: NBA League Pass
– Fern Rea