Player of the game: DeMarcus Cousins shook off his recent slump, recording 23 points, 12 rebounds and six assists as the Kings ended a three-game losing streak with a 114-106 victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night at Sleep Train Arena.
Turning point: The Jazz trimmed the Kings’ lead to 86-84 with 10:41 to play, forcing the Kings to call a timeout. Sacramento responded with a 16-6 run to lead 102-90.
X-factor: Omri Casspi, making his third consecutive start, had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings.
Records: Kings 8-15, Jazz 9-10
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Key injuries: Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein missed his third consecutive game because of an open dislocation of his right index finger.