Kings vs. Jazz recap: Evans 27 points leads Sacramento past Utah

Cary Emondson-US PRESSWIRE

The Kings lost to the Jazz on Friday by two points. Despite trying to catch up to Utah the entire first half, Sacramento was able to mount a comeback victory for its fourth win of the season.

Coming into tonight's game, the Sacramento Kings had lost six of their last seven and were about to face a Utah Jazz team on a mini-streak of three straight wins. After spending two quarters playing catch-up, the Kings were down by five at halftime. Sacramento emerged from the locker room to begin the second half and scored 32 points in the third quarter to take the lead and never looked back, as they won their fourth of the season, 108-97.

Tyreke Evans lead the Kings with 29 points, going 9-17 from the field and hitting all nine of his free throws. One rebound away from a double-double were DeMarcus Cousins and Jason Thompson. Each player had five defensive and four offensive rebounds. Aaron Brooks was 3-of-4 from three-point land and added four steals.

Despite besting the Kings in almost every category, from shooting percentage to team rebounds, the Jazz were unable to secure the win. Randy Foye scored a team-high 17 points, making 4-of-6 three-pointers. Paul Millsap lead the Jazz in rebounds with eight and turnovers with five. Mo Williams was held out of Saturday night's game with a sprained right foot.

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