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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jazz center Enes Kanter out in win over TImberwolves

By on 4/17/2014 06:30:00 AM

The Utah Jazz finished the season with a 136-130 win in double overtime over the Minnesota Timberwovles on Wednesday night, snapping a five-game losing streak. The Jazz ended the season with a record of 25-57, last place in the Northwest Division and tied for the fourth worst record in the NBA with the Boston Celtics. The Jazz played their finale without center Enes Kanter, who was out with a sore knee.

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David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz, tweeted the following on Kanter prior to the game.
Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert saw the majority of the minutes in the middle in Kanter's absence. Favors had 21 points and 12 rebounds in 43 minutes. Gobert came off the bench and added eight points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots, in 14 minutes.

Kanter, the 21-year old from Switzerland, is in his third NBA season out of Kentucky.  As a rookie, he averaged 4.6 points and 4.2 rebounds, in 13.2 minutes per game.  Kanter steadily improved his second season when he averaged 7.2 points on 54.1 percent shooting, and 4.3 rebounds per game.  This season, Kanter made a jump to 12.3 points and 7.5 rebounds, in 26.7 minutes per game.


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