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Kings 91, Jazz 98: Sacramento can’t find a shooting groove

The Kings played hard but couldn’t hold up to a superior Jazz team

Kimani Okearah

The Utah Jazz are one of the best defensive teams in the league. Rudy Gobert, who finished with three blocks against the Sacramento Kings Saturday night, is a dominant interior presence. So even though the Kings put up an impressive fight against the Jazz, they were doomed by poor outside shooting. The Kings went 9-30 from beyond the arc and shot just 38.2% from the field for the game. That thegame was as close as it was fown the stretch is actually pretty impressive.

Buddy Hield, normally one of the Kings best shooters, was 1-for-5 from beyond the arc and never got confortable on the floor. He missed multiple shots we’ve come to expect him to make. Zach Randolph hasn’t been bad from three this season but was an awful 1-6.

De’Aaron Fox led the Kings in scoring with 17 points. Skal Labissiere had a really solid game, finishing with 12 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and three blocks.

Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 27 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Important Statistics

  • The Kings are now 1-1 with Buddy’s current hairstyle
  • One scale of one to ten, Ricky Rubio’s hair is an 11

No rest for the weary as the Kings are back in action Sunday against the New York Knicks.

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