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MINNEAPOLIS -- Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder was asked about the key to his teams defense. Edmonton Oilers Jersey . Before the reporter could even finish the question, Snyder blurted out, Rudy. Gobert.He was just as impactful on the offensive end against a Minnesota Timberwolves team that looks increasingly lost.Gobert had 16 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Jazz to their third straight win, 112-103 over the Timberwolves on Monday night.Eight of Goberts rebounds came on the offensive end, and he made life miserable every time young Timberwolves stars Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns got near the paint.I tried to be aggressive, Gobert said. I think I rushed a couple times. I missed and I had to get a rebound.George Hill had 24 points, eight rebounds and four assists, and Gordon Hayward scored 24 for the Jazz (10-8).Towns had 19 points and 12 rebounds but shot 8 of 18 and struggled with foul trouble much of the night. Wiggins scored 13 points on 6-for-16 shooting. All five Wolves starters were in double figures, including Zach LaVine with 28 points.Its very concerning from the standpoint of you want to be making progress, Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said. Thats the important thing. Every day make progress, make progress. We didnt make progress today.Hayward is still playing with a broken finger on his left hand that caused him to miss the first six games of the season. He has scored at least 20 points in four straight games to help balance Utahs stingy defense.Shabazz Muhammad scored eight of his 10 points in the fourth quarter, tying the game at 78 with a soaring dunk. Tyus Jones hit a 3-pointer to give Minnesota an 83-82 lead, but Utah responded with an 11-0 run and closed it out.Obviously, Rudy is formidable at the rim, Snyder said. People are looking around for him. But when he goes to block shots, thats when everybody else has to contribute on the glass.TIP-INSJazz: Gobert had three blocks. ... Derrick Favors missed his sixth straight game with a bruised left knee. ... Utah outscored Minnesota 60-44 in the paint.Timberwolves: Thibodeau started the fourth quarter with Jones at point guard over Kris Dunn, the fifth overall draft pick who has struggled of late. Jones has played the entire fourth quarter of three straight games. ... LaVine also had eight rebounds and eight assists.TOWNS LAMENTFor the second time this season, Towns put all the blame for the loss on himself, saying he has to do more for the team to succeed.The more losses we keep accumulating, the more it feels like its my fault, Towns said. Ive got to look myself in the mirror and Ive got to play better. Ive got to play a level where we cant lose and help my teammates out the best I can. I didnt do that tonight. I havent done it recently.LYLES SHINESThe less-celebrated Kentucky product -- Towns was the first overall pick last year -- had quite a night. Trey Lyles scored 13 points and shot 6 of 8, including a 3-pointer and a pretty floater from just inside the free throw line, to give the Jazz a boost off the bench.RUBIOS SHOTWolves point guard Ricky Rubio entered shooting just 33.3 percent from the field. Hes never been a good shooter, but an injury to his right elbow earlier in the season didnt help things. He hit four of his first five shots Monday night.Rubio was playing so well that Thibodeau stuck with Rubio even after he picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter. He finished with 11 points and did not play in the fourth for the third straight game.When asked if it was hard to watch the entire fourth again, Rubio replied curtly, Yes.UP NEXTJazz: Utah begins a three-game homestand Tuesday night against the Houston Rockets.Timberwolves: Minnesota stays home to host the Knicks on Wednesday before heading to New York to face them in Madison Square Garden on Friday. 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It was probably the only moment of drama in the whole match, as officials weighed whether to close the new $150 million roof.In the end, the wind blew away the rain, just like Murray blew away Dimitrov 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in just 2 hours, 1 minute to book a US Open quarterfinal against Kei Nishikori.With victory, the world No. 2 moved to 25-1. He has reached his past seven finals, winning a third major title at Wimbledon and a second straight Olympic gold medal on the way. After getting a wake-up call in a sloppy third-round win, he now looks back in business at Flushing Meadows.I dont think he started the match really badly, Murray later told a media conference. He had a couple of breakpoints in the first game. But once I got up in the score, wasnt giving him any free points, I could sense it was getting tough for him. I just wanted to keep my foot on the gas, which I didnt really do the other day.That was the one thing that I wasnt happy with against [Paolo] Lorenzi. When I did win a first set that was tight, didnt play my best, I kind of let him back into the match after I got a break early in the second. I wanted too make sure today if I got ahead, I stayed on top of him, I didnt have any dip in concentration or my level.But as well as Murray played here this was as poor an effort as you will see from Dimitrov, whose 2014 Wimbledon quarterfinals win over the British No. 1 seemed a distant memory.I didnt feel he played unbelievable tennis, but I felt I just did a lot of mistakes, Dimitrov later said at a media conference. For sure he has a lot of confidence right now, a lot of matches behind his back. For sure he knows how to play in moments like that. Pretty experienced player.So, yeah, its all my fault what happened on the court out there.Ivan Lendl had rejected a coaching return from the Bulgarian last year, and on this evidence it was easy to see why. Dimitrovs recent progress under Dani Vallverdu, Murrays former coach, was emphatically checked here.It was hard to believe this was the man who had beaten Gilles Simon, Feliciano Lopez, Stan Wawrinka and Steve Johnson on his way to a semifinal defeat against eventual winner Marin Cilic in Cincinnati. Custom Edmonton Oilers Jersey. It was even harder to believe Dimitrov won the last time these two played, on a hard court no less, in Miami earlier this year.Dimitrov never seemed to mentally recover from a simple overhead smash that he missed while defending break point at 2-1 down in the first set. Murray went on to seal the opener with a 141 mph ace -- his second fastest serve ever -- after just 30 minutes, having won 90 percent of points on his first serve. In contrast, Dimitrov made 13 unforced errors and had just two winners.It didnt get much better from there. The world No. 24 looked like he might have finally woken up when he pulled a break back to trail 3-1 in the second set, but Murray repaid the favour immediately to end any notion the crowd might be treated to a contest.Dimitrov had no idea what to do. Murray bullied him into double faults by moving well inside the baseline to pounce as the Bulgarian hit second serves. When Dimitrov hit one forehand long in the second set, he tried to kick it away, soccer style, as it came back to him from Murray but he even missed that one.McEnroe was scathing in his assessment on commentary. The seven-time Grand Slam champion said this would have been Dimitrovs biggest win ever, and, considering the stakes, that he played a horrible first set full of poor decision-making.He didnt show any heart, any willingness to dig in and try to battle, added McEnroe when it was all over.Dimitrov attempted to defend his display. The thing is I tried. Its not that I didnt try, he said.This is what I just said to my coach right now in the locker room. I feel Ive been doing really well the past five, six weeks, practicing-wise, winning a few good and close matches when I had to.Obviously today I ran out of fuel I think, physically and mentally. For sure I was a little bit overwhelmed to get out there, playing that prime-time match. Of course, its a great experience for me. Andy right now is the best player out there. He deserves all the credit today. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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