Kings complete season sweep of Jazz

League: NBA

Posted on: 01 Apr, 2024 at 04:30 AM

Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Harrison Barnes and Keegan Murray combined for 49 points, DeAaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis registered double-doubles and the Sacramento Kings broke a third-quarter tie with a 15-0 flurry that produced a runaway, 127-106 victory over the visiting Utah Jazz on Sunday night.

Murray finished with a game-high 25 points and Barnes had 24 points for the Kings (43-31), who were playing for the first time since learning that Malik Monk would be lost for the rest of the regular season with a sprained right MCL.

Brice Sensabaugh had a season-high 22 points and Collin Sexton also totaled 22 for Utah (29-46), which lost its ninth straight.

The Jazz, who trailed by as many as 10 in the first half, trimmed their deficit to 56-52 at halftime. Utah was led by Sexton's 11 points and Sensabaugh's 10.

The Jazz tied the score at 58-all in the first minute of the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Sensabaugh.

But the Kings seized control of the game for good later in the period. Barnes scored 16 in the third, including four 3-pointers, as Sacramento outscored Utah 39-25.

Sacramento led by as many as 21 in the third and coasted from there to complete a 3-0 season-series sweep.

Barnes and Murray each finished with five 3-pointers and Trey Lyles added three more for the Kings, who made 20 of their 40 shots (50 percent) from beyond the arc and shot 53.6 percent overall.

Fox finished with 24 points, a game-high 12 assists, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Sabonis had 17 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Lyles also scored in double figures with 11.

Sensabaugh made five 3-pointers for the Jazz, who were outscored 60-48 from beyond the arc.

Taylor Hendricks, another rookie starter for Utah, scored a season-high 18 points, while Keyonte George also logged 18.

Kris Dunn came off the Jazz bench to lead the team in assists with seven, while Walker Kessler collected a team-high eight rebounds to complement six points and three blocks.

--Field Level Media