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February 9, 2013
In-game blog: Kings vs. Jazz

FINAL
Kings 120, Jazz 109

The Kings (18-33) ended their four-game losing streak in front of announced crowd of 16,193 on the fan-driven "Here We Buy" night at Sleep Train Arena.

The final minute of the game was dominated by a "Here We Stay!" chant, a "Sacramento" chant and the wave.

Isaiah Thomas led six Kings in double figures with 25 points. Jason Thompson added 21 points. Marcus Thornton had 24 points off the bench.

The Kings played an energized game from start to finish and it was easily their best showing since the announcement the Maloofs had reached an agreement to sell the team to a Seattle-based ownership group.

Alec Burks led Utah (28-24) with a season-high 24 points.

THIRD QUARTER
Kings 87, Jazz 74

The Kings have six players that have scored in double figures as they've extended their halftime lead.

Jason Thompson is leading the way with 17 points. Isaiah Thomas has 15 points. DeMarcus Cousins has 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.

It's easily the Kings best showing in while, especially considering they are playing a team above .500.

The Kings have shot well enough (50.7 percent) to overcome allowing 23 points off their 12 turnovers and the Jazz shooting 50.8 percent.

It doesn't hurt when the team's leading scorers, Cousins and Tyreke Evans have combined for 12 of the 23 assists.
Al Jefferson leads Utah with 16 points.

HALFTIME
Kings 62, Jazz 54

The Kings closed the half on a 13-4 run after the Jazz overcame a 13-point deficit to take a 50-49 lead.

The Kings already have 19 assists and only six turnovers. They're still shooting well (56.5 percent) and doing a good job of playing unselfishly for the most part.

Isaiah Thomas leads the Kings with 13 points. Jason Thompson 11 points.

Al Jefferson leads Utah with 14 points. The Jazz are shooting 57.9 percent, but have 10 turnovers.

FIRST QUARTER
Kings 31, Jazz 29

The Kings came out and established a quick eight-point lead. The Jazz were able to cut into the lead late in the quarter, led by guard Alec Burks with seven points.

The Kings did a lot right. They shot 56.5 percent and had 10 assists on 13 made shots. Tyreke Evans already has five assists and DeMarcus Cousins has four assists.

The Kings committed only two turnovers, too.

What the Kings have to fix is allowing the Jazz to shoot 66.7 percent. The Kings are a streaky shooting team and when they cool off in this game, they'll need to limit the Jazz to stay in the game.



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