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Jazz handles the Kings to coast to a decisive win

Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson, left, and Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein scramble after the ball on Wednesday. The Kings lost in a 112-82 rout.
Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson, left, and Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein scramble after the ball on Wednesday. The Kings lost in a 112-82 rout. The Associated Press

Player of the game: Gordon Hayward had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists as the Utah Jazz led wire-to-wire in a 112-82 blowout of the Kings, Wednesday night at Golden 1 Center. Utah didn’t miss a beat even with starting point guard George Hill out with a groin injury. Ben McLemore led the Kings with 22 points.

Turning point: The Kings cut a 24-point deficit to 62-60 with 4:18 left in the third quarter. The Jazz outscored the Kings 16-7 to close the third and extended the lead in the fourth.

X-factors: The Kings shot just 2 of 15 on 3-pointers. Utah shot 13 of 32 from 3-point range.

Records: Kings 29-46, Jazz 46-29.

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