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Hayward's 17 lift Jazz over T-Wolves 106-84

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    Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) lays the ball up as Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) defends in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press

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    Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) blocks the shot of Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrei Kirilenko (47) in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz defeated the Timberwolves 106-84. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press

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    Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) lays the ball up as Minnesota Timberwolves forwards Kevin Love (42) and Andrei Kirilenko (47) defend and center Nikola Pekovic (14) watches in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press

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    Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward, right, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Alexey Shved (1) defends and Timberwolves point guard Luke Ridnour (13) looks on in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press

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    Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) defends in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press

Gordon Haywad scored 17 points, Enes Kanter had 15 and the Utah Jazz beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-84 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

Paul Millsap started 7 of 7 for Utah and finished with 14 points, and Jamaal Tinsley had 12 on 6-of-8 shooting.

Tinsley started in place Mo Williams, who learned earlier in the day he will be out six weeks after opting for surgery on his right thumb.

The game marked the return of Andrei Kirilenko, who played 10 seasons for the Jazz before being allowed to leave via free agency two years ago.

The crowd warmly welcomed the small forward nicknamed AK-47 with a round of applause during introductions. He hit his first three shots but finished with just 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting.

Alexey Shved and Kevin Love led Minnesota (14-14) with 13 apiece and Love added 10 rebounds but neither shot well.