The Minnesota Timberwolves (44-34) were routed by the visiting Utah Jazz (44-33) 121-97 in a pivotal late season game between Western Conference playoff hopefuls.

Even with the loss, the Wolves are in a semi-comfortable spot; sitting in 7th place in the conference -- a half game behind 6th place Utah and a half game ahead of 8th place New Orleans. More importantly, Minnesota is two full games ahead of 9th place Denver. (The top eight teams advance to the playoffs.) But...

...but, two of the T-Wolves final four games are against the Nuggets, so there are absolutely no post-season guarantees at this point.

Andrew Wiggins led Minnesota in scoring tonight with 23 points, followed by Karl Anthony-Towns with 20, and Tyus Jones with 15.

NBA Western Conference Standings

NBA.com

The Timberwolves head west to take on the Nuggets Thursday (4/5) night in Denver, with the tip off set for 9:30 PM CT. (TV: Fox Sports North, Radio 1240 WJON)

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