Jazz Look To Avoid Winless Road Trip Against Kings
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz will look to avoid going winless on their three-game road trip when they face the Sacramento Kings Friday night.
The Jazz are 0-2 on the current trip with disappointing losses to the San Antonio Spurs and shorthanded Golden State Warriors.
The Kings meanwhile will look to salvage a .500 record in the final game of their six-game homestand.
Jazz Struggling On Road
After losses to the lowly Spurs and a Warriors team playing without three starters, the Jazz will look for their first quality road win in more than a month.
The Jazz are just 2-10 in their last 12 road games and haven’t beaten a playoff team away from home since downing the Portland Trail Blazers 1188-113 on November 19.
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) December 29, 2022
Since that win, the Jazz are 1-8 as the visiting team with their lone win coming against the league-worst Detroit Pistons on December 20.
The Jazz have the second-worst record on the road among all teams in the NBA since November 12, trailing only the 2-11 Washington Wizards.
On the bright side for the team, Friday’s matchup with the Kings will mark the league-leading 21st road game of the season, meaning the Jazz have played more than half of their total road games for the season before January 1.
Kings Have Hit A Road Bump
After jumping out to a quick 10-6 start to open the season the Kings have fallen back to earth over their last 17 games.
The Kings are just 8-9 since November 23rd and have dropped from the fifth seed in the West to the seventh.
Sacramento owns the league’s seventh-best offensive rating for the season, but are ranked 19th over their last 17 games.
Despite their recent struggles, forward Domontas Sabonis has been a bright spot for the Kings.
The Gonzaga product is averaging 19.7 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 7.3 assists while shooting a staggering 52 percent from the three-point line in his last 16 appearances.
Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings Broadcast
The Utah Jazz and Kings will tip off at 8 pm MT in Sacramento. The game will be televised on AT&T SportsNet and can be heard on 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone. It can also be streamed on DirecTV Stream and FuboTV.
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