Utah got some stops as well. 12 more minutes – 10:52 PM Jazz get a late 3-ball. Take an 89-88 lead into the fourth. Sabonis with a big double-double, but Kings’ defense has struggled to keep up. – 10:52 PM Keegan Murray is doing some really nice things on the defensive end as a help defender. Great rotations. He’s learning. – 10:44 PM Yeah… nightly Rudy Gay tweet, but no, he’s not an NBA player anymore. Top 100 scorer ever is a really good career! – 10:43 PM Another big boy lay up for Sabonis.
9%. – 10:07 PM Kings lead 60-51 heading to the half. Huerter, Sabonis, Barnes and Fox all in double-figures. Kings need bench to step up in second half. – 10:05 PM Kings have done a great job recently of throwing extra bodies at Markkanen to shut him down, but he powered through there for the runner-and-1. He’s got 10p. – 10:00 PM I think that Beckett kid who was playing the timeout shooting game stole Mike Conley’s floater. Need to investigate a Space Jam style power stealing conspiracy. – 9:58 PM Jarred Vanderbilt just drove in from the 3-point line for a lefty layup in traffic. He’s very quietly put up 10p/5r already. – 9:52 PM Will Hardy exuberant on the court as the Kings call a timeout with the Jazz on a 12-4 run to get within 37-31.
Coach made it a point to celebrate with Ochai. – 9:46 PM The second unit, with De’Aaron Fox, has been a mess to start the second. Turnovers. Bad defense. Poor rebounding. Let the Jazz right back in the game. 37-31 Sacramento. Kings have 2 points and 4 turnovers through the first 3:12 of the quarter. – 9:46 PM End 1Q: Kings 35, Jazz 23. Well, that went poorly. Utah shoots 7-20, commits five turnovers, yields 12 PITP as Sabonis continues his perfection from the field against them (9p on 4-4). Huerter also with 10p. – 9:37 PM Kings with a big first quarter.
Better quarter from Utah, as they cut into Sacramento’s lead. Jazz’s best offensive player was … Jarred Vanderbilt? Flying around everywhere, getting great looks — 12p/6r. Lauri added 10p. for SAC, Sabonis 13p/8r/4a on 6-8 FGs, Huerter 14p/4r. – 10:07 PM Kings lead 60-51 at halftime. Jazz can count themselves lucky it’s not worse. Utah committed 10 turnovers and shot 40% in a really disjointed half. Vanderbilt has 12 points and 6 rebounds; Markkanen has 10. – 10:07 PM Halftime: Kings 60, Jazz 51 Fox, Huerter, Barnes and Sabonis are all in double figures already. The Kings shot 50% while holding Utah to 40.
the Utah Jazz. Once again, he moves ahead of Nikola Jokic for the league lead with 27 double-doubles on the season. – 10:32 PM Maybe, for the rest of the game, the Jazz could eschew the trend of doing not much for several minutes, falling behind, then going crazy-mode to make it close again? 70-64 Kings, 8:37 3Q. – 10:27 PM Consecutive threes by Olynyk and Clarkson and the Jazz draw within 70-64 with 8:37 remaining in the third quarter. The Kings have outplayed the Jazz handily so far, but Utah is hanging around, which has to be uncomfortable for Sacramento – 10:27 PM Jazz have been so listless tonight… and then Olynyk 3, Vanderbilt steal, Clarkson 3 gets them six points in seven seconds. Kings still up 70-64, 8:37 left 3Q. – 10:27 PM The Jazz struggled to get stops for most of the second half of the second quarter.
8 seconds to go. – 11:21 PM 2023 Mike Conley must’ve thought he was throwing that lob to 2009 Rudy Gay. Fortunately, 2023 Walker Kessler was there for the putback. – 10:56 PM Dave Mason @DeuceMason Kings with a really tough 3rd quarter. -Kings had SEVEN turnovers that turned into 12 pts in the quarter -Utah had 14 2nd chance points in the quarter – 10:55 PM End 3Q: Jazz 89, Kings 88. Beasley 3 to culminate a 13-4 run puts Utah in the lead. Team has been middling from deep tonight (11-34), but has turned 19 Sacramento fouls into 18-21 FTs (including 10-10 by Markkanen). – 10:53 PM The Jazz have been chopping wood all game but now finally have a lead at 89-88 after three quarters. Lauri Markkanen made his imprint with 11 of his 21 in the third….
They lead the Jazz in Utah 35-23 heading to the second. Huerter leads with 10 points. Sabonis has 9 points and 4 rebounds. Kings playing team defense and valuing the ball. – 9:37 PM Kings up 35-23 on the Jazz after 1Q. Rough, rough start. Just some really iffy offensive decisions, not enough defensive focus (going under on a Huerter screen, allowing Lyles to come down the lane, etc.
They woke up a bit offensively after the sluggish start, but the nine point deficit is probably authentic. The kings have been the better team to this point of the game – 10:08 PM Sacramento’s bench shot a combined 2-for-9 from the field for 4 points and picked up 6 personal fouls. Not great. – 10:08 PM HALFTIME: Kings 60, Jazz 51.
14, 2021, in Oklahoma City. – 11:38 PM Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA Amazing speed by De’Aaron Fox on this layup to win the game for the Kings. It’s even harder to contain him this season since he’s draining jumpers off the dribble. Defenses can’t even consider sagging off him to protect against a drive like this one. com/u3B7KEK5af – 11:36 PM What a game. For the second time in 5 days, the Kings and Jazz went at each other.
… Outside of making a few shots, I thought they deserved to win the game tonight. ” #TakeNote – 12:24 AM Eric Walden @tribjazz Lauri Markkanen: [Feeling] disappointment in myself first [of all] — I got up too much on De’Aaron Fox. [As for the shot], I thought I got it off in time and won the game. – 12:15 AM Jazz players in the locker room are adamant there should have been 0. 6 on the clock after the Fox layup. Lauri is also confident it was a 3. … He may be right. – 12:12 AM Kelly Olynyk said he hasn’t seen the replay of Markkanen’s shot.