The Sacramento Kings are in Salt Lake City to take on the reeling Utah Jazz, who have just one win since Jerry Sloan's abrupt retirement three weeks ago. The Jazz's last loss came on Thursday to the Nuggets. Andrei Kirilenko airballed a layup after a last-second steal; video replay showed that Kenyon Martin had actually partially blocked the shot from out of bounds, which should have given the Jazz one last chance. But alas. Jazz lose.
The Kings haven't suffered terrible heartbreak on the court lately, though Wednesday's loss to the Blazers came in typical fashion: with the young green Kings blow late chances with sloppy offense. The Kings remain at No. 26 in the league in offense, and No. 18 in defense. Utah has the No. 10 offense and No. 19 defense, and looks like a safe bet to miss the postseason after trading Deron Williams to the Nets. Utah did get a strong package, with Derrick Favors and picks, but Devin Harris, Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap just isn't enough to get into the exclusive West postseason scene.
Check out HighTops' scouting report, and be sure to check in Monday for an update on Here We Stay's plans going forward. Game threads at 6 and 7:30. Go Sacramento!