Kessler’s 20 points, 21 rebounds help Jazz beat T-Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Walker Kessler had career highs of 20 points and 21 rebounds, Jordan Clarkson added 21 points and the Utah Jazz rebounded from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves 126-125 on Monday beat.

Collin Sexton added 19 points off the bench for Utah, who scored seven players in double figures in their third win in four games.

Anthony Edwards scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter and D’Angelo Russell added 21 points for Minnesota, who was battling inside against Kessler, the big rookie center traded from the Timberwolves to the Jazz in July.

Kyle Anderson had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Timberwolves, who lost to Rudy Gobert early in the game due to persistent groin pain.

Russell tied the game at 125 by 13.5 seconds. Clarkson got the winning lead with one of two free throws, and Jaden McDaniels’ 3-point attempt at the buzzer missed the target.

Minnesota acquired Kessler, the 2022 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year for Auburn, in a draft night trade. Two weeks later he was sent to Utah as the Timberwolves looked to Gobert for a difference maker.

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