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Jazz Blow Out Kings In Preseason Finale, 132-93

Oct 12, 2018, 5:42 PM | Updated: Oct 13, 2018, 11:15 pm

SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 17: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz puts up a shot while covered by ...

SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 17: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz puts up a shot while covered by Willie Cauley-Stein #00, Bogdan Bogdanovic #8 and Justin Jackson #25 of the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center on January 17, 2018 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In their final test of the preseason, the Utah Jazz steamrolled the Sacramento Kings 132-93.

It wasn’t much of a contest as the Jazz took a commanding 39-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back en route to a wire-to-wire 39 point victory.

Wrong Game, Sacramento

The game was such blowout that the Kings Twitter account even turned to giving updates on the Thursday Night Football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants.

Jazz Stars Played Little Time, But Did Well

Rudy Gobert was highly efficient in a short outing, collecting 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting in just 17 minutes of action.

Donovan Mitchell also played in limited minutes. He also was on the floor for 17 minutes and scored 13 points on 4-for-6 shooting including three 3-pointers made.

By The Numbers

As a team, the Jazz were solid shooting the ball, finishing with a field goal percentage of 60 percent. They also went 14-for-30 from beyond the arc. By comparison, the Kings shot just 34.4 percent from the field and a miserable 16.7 percent from 3-point land in a dominating defensive effort by the Jazz.

“We wanted to make sure we sharpened everything before the season in the game tonight. We played great tonight,” said Derrick Favors to Jazz sideline reporter Kristen Kenney postgame.

A Perfect Preseason

The win caps a perfect 5-0 preseason for the Jazz. That marks a second consecutive undefeated preseason for Utah, who also went 5-0 prior to beginning the 2017-18 campaign.

The Jazz will begin the regular season again in Sacramento against the Kings on Oct. 17 at 8 p.m.

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Jazz Blow Out Kings In Preseason Finale, 132-93