SACRAMENTO – Richard Jefferson scored 20 points and the Jazz had five players in double figures to grab their second road victory of the season and end a four game losing streak beating the Sacramento Kings 122-101.
The Jazz improved their record to 5-19 and never trailed in the game winning by their biggest margin of the season. The Jazz saw the return of injured starters Derrick Favors and Marvin Williams who both missed the last game against these same Kings in overtime. Alec Burks scored 15 points Trey Burke added 11 points and 9 assists. Jeremy Evans also had 11 points and Williams added eight points and five assists on his return.
The Kings were playing without the three players it acquired from Toronto in a seven-player trade on Monday. New Sacramento players include: Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray. The players are awaiting the physical of former King Greivis Vasquez to be passed.
For the Sacramento Kinds, DeMarcus Cousins had a double double with 21 points with 11 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas had 20 points and 7 assists while little used former BYU cougar Jimmer Fredette had 13 points. Marcus Thornton and Jason Thompson each added 11.
The Jazz really dominated this game and outplayed the Kings in every quarter. This game was the first game in a stretch that has the Jazz on the road for seven of the next eight games. Checking the Jazz Calendar, Utah plays Friday in Denver and return home the next night in a back to back against San Antonio at Energy Solutions Arena Saturday at 7:00 PM.