Sacramento 104, Utah 103

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 30, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #55 Bill Kennedy, #72 J.T. Orr, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 19911

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 32 24 24 24 104
Utah 29 30 25 19 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 18-33 13-11 5-22 W1
Utah 27-25 19-7 8-18 L2

Recap


KINGS 104, JAZZ 103: DeMarcus Cousins hit one of two free throws with 3.8 seconds left to cap a 27-point, 14-rebound effort as visiting Sacramento defeated Utah.

Marcus Thornton scored 26 points and Isaiah Thomas added 19 points for the Kings, who snapped a four-game losing skid.

Al Jefferson had 27 points and 16 rebounds as Utah had its seven-game home winning streak end.

Sacramento trailed by six before closing the game with a 13-6 run. Thomas hit two free throws with 31.6 seconds remaining to tie the game prior to Cousins’ decisive free throw.

Gordon Hayward scored 19 points for Utah but missed a driving shot with two seconds left. The Jazz missed one tip and Jefferson’s ensuing tip-in went through the hoop after the buzzer sounded.

Utah fell one game off the pace for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference despite shooting a season-high 52 free throws (making 38) and accumulating a season-best 62 rebounds. The Jazz had 27 offensive rebounds while possessing a 62-48 edge on the boards.

Sacramento took an 88-86 lead on Jimmer Fredette’s basket with 7:34 to play before Utah used an 11-3 surge to take a 97-91 edge on Hayward’s hoop with 4:18 to play.

Alec Burks scored 15 points and Derrick Favors grabbed 14 rebounds for Utah, which shot just 35.2 percent.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jefferson is averaging 23.5 points over the last six games … Sacramento was without Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Cousins left the game briefly to get stitches to close a cut over his left eye … Utah drops to 19-7 at home … Fredette had four points in 16 minutes in his second game in Salt Lake City after starring at nearby Brigham Young.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   Utah
DeMarcus Cousins 27 Scoring Al Jefferson 27
Isaiah Thomas 6 Assists Earl Watson 7
DeMarcus Cousins 14 Rebounds Al Jefferson 16
Isaiah Thomas 7 Free Throws Made Alec Burks 6
DeMarcus Cousins 3 Steals Alec Burks 2
DeMarcus Cousins 2 Blocks Paul Millsap 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 104 43.3 4-16 22-32 16 48 10 7 11
Utah 103 35.2 3-13 38-52 19 62 7 6 15

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers. The Jazz have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .542 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against New Jersey. The Kings have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .303 after a loss.
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