Jan 18, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) dribbles the ball around Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (9) in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Predict the Score: Utah Jazz vs Minnesota Timberwolves

Jan 18, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) dribbles the ball around Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (9) in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Just three days ago the Utah Jazz got blasted by the Timberwolves in Minnesota.  Not having Hayward feels like it has finally caught up to the young Jazz.  Tonight the Jazz are supposed to get Hayward back but now Derrick Favors is a game-time decision for an injury to the hip as well.  Coming back to Utah the Jazz should fare well as they will look to not get embarrassed two games in a row.

The problem I have is the T-wolves are a much better team than their record.  They are 0-11 in games decided by 4 points or less and are still projected to make the playoffs over Dallas which has a 4 1/2 game lead over them.

With no Favors, Kanter will get time to show his stuff but I don’t think tonight will be the night that he really shines.  I think the Jazz keep it close but ultimately fall short.

My Prediction: Jazz 95 T-Wolves 98

The standings are as follows: (make your prediction in the comments below or on google+ under the article in the Locked on Sports community or tweet at me @Jazz9titans for a Jazz prize at the end of the season) 5-1st, 3-2nd, 1-3rd

Josh Haslam 31 points

King Jackson 30 points

Steven Jaynes 13 points

Luke McDermott Jr. 11 point

Buckle Up Jazz 11 points

Cody Powers 10 points

Tyson Newman 9 points

Chase Anderson 8 points

Olivier Batiste 6 points

Ryan Scott 6 points

Sean Moulton 6 point

Clayton Winslow 5 points

Jonathan Thatcher 5 points

Andrew Nickels 5 points

Kevin Warren 3 points

Josh Birch 3 points

Clark Schmutz 3 points

Brandon Gustafson 3 points

Nick Barker 3 points

Vince Beaver 1 point

Robby Barlow 1 point

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