Jazz face the Kings on 4-game losing streak

Sacramento Kings (19-16, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (19-20, 10th in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Utah enters the matchup with Sacramento after losing four straight games.

The Jazz are 15-12 against Western Conference opponents. Utah is seventh in the Western Conference with 25.9 assists per game led by Mike Conley averaging 7.5.

The Kings are 8-8 against Western Conference opponents. Sacramento ranks sixth in the league with 26.8 assists per game led by Domantas Sabonis averaging 6.6.

The two teams match up for the second time this season. The Kings defeated the Jazz 126-125 in their last meeting on Dec. 31. Kevin Huerter led the Kings with 30 points, and Lauri Markkanen led the Jazz with 36 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Markkanen is shooting 53.1% and averaging 23.8 points for the Jazz. Malik Beasley is averaging 3.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Utah.

Sabonis is averaging 18.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 6.6 assists for the Kings. De'Aaron Fox is averaging 19.7 points over the last 10 games for Sacramento.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 4-6, averaging 117.2 points, 43.1 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 6.3 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.7 points per game.

Kings: 5-5, averaging 118.0 points, 42.4 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 6.5 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.1 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: None listed.

Kings: Malik Monk: day to day (wrist).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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