Utah Jazz beat Sacramento Kings 103-97 for 9th straight win


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points, and the Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 103-97 on Saturday night for their ninth straight victory.

Rudy Gobert had 22 points and 13 rebounds for Utah, and Ricky Rubio added 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists. The Jazz (40-30) won for the 21st time in their last 23 games.

Sacramento (23-48) lost to Utah for the third time this season despite shooting 14 of 21 from 3-point range. Buddy Hield scored 23 points, and Bogdan Bogdanovic finished with 12.

De’Aaron Fox made a free throw and dunked off a pass from Garrett Temple to rally the Kings into a 94-all tie with 1:11 remaining. But Joe Ingles, Rubio and Gobert each made two free throws to make it 100-94 with about 23 seconds to go.

Temple then made a 3-pointer for Sacramento, but Ingles made another foul shot and Gobert scored to help Utah close it out.

Ingles finished with 14 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.

Fox and Temple each had 11 points for the Kings.

TIP-INS

Kings: Hield has made 10 3-pointers over his last two games while shooting 55.6 percent from the perimeter. … Sacramento scored 15 points off Utah’s 10 first-half turnovers. … The Kings outscored the Jazz 56-15 in bench points.

Jazz: Ingles made three 3-pointers to push his season total to 179. He broke the Jazz single-season record of 178 set by Randy Foye during the 2012-13 season. … Utah finished with a 48-33 rebounding advantage. … The Jazz have won their last 16 games when Gobert records a double-double.

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Kings: Host the Pistons on Monday

Jazz: Host the Hawks on Tuesday.

Source: Fox Sports

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