Jazz Set Season High Win Streak With Victory Over Sacramento

Apr 5, 2019, 9:28 PM
Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles...
Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) drives between Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) and Sacramento Kings guard Corey Brewer (33) at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)
(Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Jazz blew out the Sacramento Kings 119-98 to win their seventh straight game.

The Jazz opened the game on a 18-3 run and never looked back on their way to a wire-to-wire win, their third victory over Sacramento this season.

With three games left to play in the regular season, the Jazz’s record stands at 49-30.

Once again the Jazz were heavily shorthanded going into the game. Derrick Favors, Kyle Korver and Raul Neto all joined Dante Exum on the sidelines due to injury. The list of injured Jazzmen was extended midway through the first quarter when Ricky Rubio was forced out of the game with a quad contusion.

Allen Shines In First Half

Prior to the game, head coach Quin Snyder said that the injuries would create opportunities for other guys to step up. None did that more against Sacramento than rookie Grayson Allen.

After checking into the game midway through the first quarter, Allen was on fire, offering his best performance yet as a pro. He knocked down all eight of his shots in the first half for a total of 19 points, setting a new career high after just 10 minutes of playing time.

Allen finished the game with 23 points on 10-for-14 shooting.

By The Numbers

Joe Ingles also shot the ball well, finishing with 17 points with five 3-pointers made.

Donovan Mitchell tied Allen’s effort with 23 points and nearly completed a double-double with nine assists.

Rudy Gobert had a solid showing in his first game after the team unveiled a stylish campaign to help the French big man in his bid for a second straight defensive player of the year honor. He turned in a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Buddy Hield led the Kings with 17 points while Marvin Bagley III turned a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Next Up

The Jazz will hit the road to face the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday. The game will tip off at 7:30 p.m. and be broadcast on AT&T SportsNet.





  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Ben Anderson

Jazz Officially Name Will Hardy Head Coach

After reports surfaced Tuesday, the Utah Jazz officially named Boston Celtics assistant Will Hardy as their next head coach. 
23 hours ago
Ben Anderson

Jazz Must Decide On Hernangomez Ahead Of Free Agency

The Utah Jazz have a decision to make on the contract of Juancho Hernangomez ahead of Thursday's NBA free agency.
23 hours ago
Rudy Gobert - Utah Jazz - Dallas Mavericks...
Jeremy Mauss

Gordon Chiesa: Why Rudy Gobert Won’t Be Traded

Making the case for Rudy Gobert to remain a member of the Utah Jazz.
23 hours ago
Ben Anderson

LeBron, Tatum React To Jazz Fizdale, Hardy Hires

LeBron James and Jayson Tatum weren't shy about their adulation for David Fizdale and Will Hardy being hired by the Utah Jazz.
2 days ago
Ben Anderson

Hardy Faces Tough Challenges In First Year With Jazz

Will Hardy will face no shortage of challenges when he is officially named the head coach of the Utah Jazz this week. 
2 days ago
Ben Anderson

Jazz Hardy, 34, Will Be NBA’s Youngest Head Coach

At just 34 years old, Will Hardy will be the youngest head coach in the NBA next season when he takes over for the Utah Jazz.
2 days ago
Jazz Set Season High Win Streak With Victory Over Sacramento