Towns, Timberwolves cruise past Jazz

Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves will look to return to the playoffs after a drama-filled offseason.

Karl-Anthony Towns erupted for 24 points and 13 rebounds, and the balanced Minnesota Timberwolves scooted to a 109-98 win over the host Utah Jazz on Monday.

Jeff Teague added 22 points for the Wolves, and Jimmy Butler scored 21.

Rookie Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 24 points.