In the locker room before the game, players were watching the play develop on a TV — time winding down, up three, a bounce pass to an open shooter — talking through the mistakes they made allowing Kings rookie Ben McLemore to hit the shot that forced overtime last week in Utah, a game the Jazz let slip away down the stretch. The loss was still running through Gordon Hayward’s head as he walked onto the court for the rematch Wednesday night. "It was in our mind from tipoff," Hayward said of Saturday’s defeat. "We wanted some recent. We owed these guys. We should have won the other game. We had the game, we let it slip. It was in our minds from the beginning." This time, the Utah Jazz made sure another game wouldn’t get away from them, running away with a 122-101 win over the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena. The victory ended a four-game slide for the last place Jazz, as they began a stretch that sees them play seven of their next eight games on the road.
Jazz stomp Kings 122-101 in Sacramento
Salt Lake Tribune | Dec 12