Sacramento’s recreation in opposition to the Jazz began off about as properly potential, regardless of the crew lacking two of its prime three gamers. Chimezie Metu earned his first profession begin, stepping in at energy ahead the day that he signed his first full-time NBA (not a two-way) contract. He responded by scoring 4 factors within the first quarter, including an help and a rebound, and the Kings had been a plus-one in his 9 and a half minutes.
Buddy Hield regarded able to dealing with extra offensive duty within the absence of De’Aaron Fox and Harrison Barnes, and Terence Davis added an extra punch off the bench. Had Davis’ buzzer-beating three gone in, the Kings would have ended the quarter tied with the Jazz.
After which, the wheels got here off astoundingly shortly.
Utah started the second quarter on a 23-2 run. The Jazz put up 46 factors within the interval, outscoring the Kings by 29 to go up by 32. And so they by no means let up, sustaining at the least a 30-point lead for the rest of the evening. The ultimate rating was 154-105.
The stats from this recreation had been eye-popping. 154 is probably the most factors the Jazz have ever scored in a recreation. It is usually the second-most factors the Kings have ever conceded.
Utah made 22 threes in comparison with six for Sacramento. The Jazz outrebounded the Kings 48-29. They shot 64 p.c from the sector, 60 p.c from three, and 95 p.c on the foul line. No matter they needed to do on offense, they had been in a position to.
About the one factor Sacramento did properly was maintain the ball, however to what level and goal. This was a awful effort. Good riddance.