Jamal Crawford

NBA roundup: Jamal Crawford has 17 points in fourth quarter to lead Timberwolves past Jazz

NBA roundup: Jamal Crawford has 17 points in fourth quarter to lead Timberwolves past Jazz

Jamal Crawford scored all 17 of his points in the fourth quarter and made a three-pointer with 27.5 seconds to go that helped the Minnesota Timberwolves hold off the Utah Jazz 100-97 in their home opener Friday night.

Andrew Wiggins had 21 points and Karl-Anthony Towns added 20 points and 10 boards for the Timberwolves in their first victory of the season. The Wolves led by 10 with five minutes to go before former point guard Ricky Rubio rallied the Jazz. But Crawford buried a three-pointer from the corner, his third in the period from beyond the arc, to clinch the win.

“I've shot it so many times that I kind of knew,” Crawford said. “I just looked at the net when I was on the...

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