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Eddie Griffin had 14 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high eight blocked shots, and Wally Szczerbiak scored 26 points to lead Minnesota past Utah.

Kevin Garnett added 21 points and four assists as the Timberwolves won for the eighth time in 10 games. Minnesota also swept back-to-back games in Sacramento and Utah to improve to 10-6. The Wolves are 3-0 on a four-game road trip that wraps up tomorrow in Portland. Minnesota closed the game with a 12-3 run.

Minnesota

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24034-7617-198-40152691Szczerbiak 35:418-167-81-40126Garnett 37:198-135-52-64221Olowokandi 20:153-60-00-4056Jaric 30:041-60-00-5522Hassell 33:212-81-11-3035Hudson 23:223-101-10-2329Dupree 6:360-01-20-1111McCants 13:193-60-00-2137Griffin 27:456-92-23-111514Madsen 10:410-10-01-2010Frahm 1:370-10-00-0010

Percentages: FG .447, FT .895. Three-Point Goals: 6-14, .429 (Szczerbiak 3-5, Hudson 2-3, McCants 1-2, Frahm 0-1, Griffin 0-3). Blocked Shots: 8 (Griffin 8). Turnovers: 11 (Szczerbiak 2, Hassell 2, Garnett, Hudson, Madsen, Olowokandi, Frahm, Griffin, Jaric). Steals: 6 (Garnett 3, Jaric 2, Hudson). Technical Fouls: Defensive Three Second, 10:42 first; Defensive Three Second, 3:46 first.

Utah

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24029-7718-2410-39181877Harpring 30:273-92-34-10218Okur 41:215-194-41-60414Collins 244-52-22-72210Williams 28:133-80-00-2526Giricek 243-71-20-0118Kirilenko 36:083-104-51-92410Humphries 12:042-41-22-3015Brown 18:343-93-40-0219Palacio 25:133-61-20-2427

Percentages: FG .377, FT .750. Three-Point Goals: 1-10, .100 (Giricek 1-2, Palacio 0-1, Kirilenko 0-2, Williams 0-2, Okur 0-3). Blocked Shots: 5 (Kirilenko 4, Palacio). Turnovers: 12 (Harpring 4, Kirilenko 2, Palacio 2, Giricek, Humphries, Okur, Williams). Steals: 3 (Kirilenko, Harpring, Okur). Technical Fouls: Defensive Three Second, 3:14 third.

A: 18,218 (19,911). T: 2:05.