SACRAMENTO, California (AP) – Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points, Rudy Gobert added 21 points and 14 rebounds for his fifth …
SACRAMENTO, California (AP) – Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points, Rudy Gobert added 21 points and 14 rebounds for his fifth double-double in a row, and the Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 123-105 Saturday night.
Mike Conley had 17 points and Jordan Clarkson scored 16 as Utah won its third straight streak.
The Jazz took the lead forever on 3-pointers by Joe Ingles early in the second quarter, leading by 21 as they won their sixth streak against Sacramento.
Gobert shot 8 of 12 from the floor, extending his NBA record of 51 consecutive games shooting 50% or better.
“We play differently as a team,” Gobert said. “We are ready to move the ball in a better way. When we move the ball in a better way I get the ball more and I also get the opportunity to get more offensive rebounds. That’s the team we want to be. It is hard to guard and it’s fun to play that way. ”
Richaun Holmes had 22 points and seven rebounds for Sacramento. The Kings have lost seven of eight.
“They got us back,” said Kings coach Luke Walton, whose team has lost all three games against the Jazz this season. “For whatever reason we are struggling to make shots right now and that makes it more challenging for us. Fourth quarter was a disaster for us at both ends of the field. We did not stop people and we did not fire. “
The game was paused for more than 10 minutes in the fourth quarter to allow workers to clean up after an apparently intoxicated fan threw up on the field. The mess was cleared up and the fan was escorted away from his seat by the yard.
It came when the Jazz were at 12-2 to start last period and led 96-82.
“It was a strange situation,” Utah coach Quin Snyder said. “We had driven pretty well before it happened. We did a good job of keeping or concentrating throughout. “
Utah continued to roll as the game resumed. Gobert thumped a short lob pass from Ingles and Clarkson made a pull-up 3-pointer to 105-87.
Hassan Whiteside scored on consecutive possessions, and Mitchell followed with a bucket low to push the Jazz lead to 21.
Utah has won its last three games by a total of 69 points, defeating Philadelphia by 35 and Toronto by 16 earlier in the week.
Jazz: Snyder was called for a technical error in the third quarter.
Kings: De’Aaron Fox shot 5 out of 17.… Fans rained down buh and shouted “Fire Coach Walton!” in the last minutes. … Sacramento has not defeated Utah since November 1, 2019.… Walton and Buddy Hield were called up technicians in the first half.
Jazz: Play Grizzlies on Monday. Utah has won six just over Memphis.
Kings: Meet the 76ers on Monday. Philadelphia has not lost in Sacramento since 2019.
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