The Sacramento Kings and the Utah Jazz engaged in a pretty epic tilt on Friday night in Salt Lake City. But DeMarcus Cousins nailed the winning free throw with a few seconds left and the Kings held on to win when the potential game-winner by Utah was tipped in after the buzzer.
Cousins led the Kings with 27 points, 14 rebounds, three steals and assists and two blocks. Marcus Thornton gave Sacramento 26 points and six rebounds, Isaiah Thomas 19 points and six assists, and Donte Greene put in ten points off the bench. Al Jefferson led Utah with 27 points and 16 boards, and Gordon Hayward put in 19 points in support.
The Jazz shot a remarkable 52 free throws, hitting 38 of them, but they only shot 35% from the field compared to 43% for Sacramento. Utah outrebounded Sacramento 62-48, but it wasn’t enough to win the game.