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Gobert, Jazz hand Sacramento fifth loss in six games

Need to share ball is what Kings 'have been dealing with' in losses

Darren Collison looks back at Saturday's loss and hopes to take a "better mindset" into the game against the Lakers.
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Darren Collison looks back at Saturday's loss and hopes to take a "better mindset" into the game against the Lakers.

Player of the game: Utah center Rudy Gobert had 17 points, 14 rebounds and a season-high six blocks as Utah pulled away from the Kings in the fourth quarter for a 104-84 victory Saturday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Kings have lost two in a row and five of their last six games. Gobert helped hold DeMarcus Cousins to 7-of-22 shooting and 16 points. Rudy Gay led the Kings with 20 points, but the Kings scored a season low.

Turning point: The Jazz opened the fourth quarter on a 17-4 run to lead 95-80 with 6:20 to play. Sacramento missed 10 of 12 shots during that span, while Utah was 6 of 9.

X-factor: The Kings could not take advantage of scoring 36 points off 22 Utah turnovers. It didn’t help that Sacramento shot 37.8 percent for the game.

Injuries: None

Records: Kings 8-15; Jazz 15-10

Jason Jones

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