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Sacramento Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore (16) losses the ball against Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) during their game at Sleep Train Arena on Wed., Dec.11, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.

Kings are clobbered by Jazz, 122-101

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 - 11:20 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 - 1:12 am

The Kings hosted the team with the worst record in the NBA and turned in one of their worst performances of the season.

The Utah Jazz improved to 5-19 by dominating the Kings, 122-101, Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena.

Utah posted season highs in points, assists (35) and their biggest lead of the season (28) in ending the Kings' two-game winning streak.

DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings (6-14) with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas had 20 points and seven assists.

The Kings played their second game with only 10 players while waiting for the the players acquired in Monday's trade with Toronto to be cleared to play.

Greivis Vasquez arrived in Toronto Wednesday and after his physical is passed Thursday, Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray will be cleared to play for the Kings.

Richard Jefferson led the Jazz with 20 points. Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward had 17 points apiece.

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