The Bee's Jason Jones' three takeaways after the Kings loss to Utah
Player of the game: Utah forward Derrick Favors had 28 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and three steals to lead the Jazz to a 108-99 victory over the Kings on Sunday at Sleep Train Arena. Sacramento has lost five straight games and nine of its past 10.
Turning point: The Kings fell behind 21-7 and were out of the game for most of the day. They trailed by 25 points in the third quarter before cutting the deficit to five late in the fourth quarter.
X-factor: The Kings continue to struggle with rebounding. Utah outrebounded Sacramento 47-36 and had a 19-8 advantage in second-chance points. The Kings have been outrebounded in five of their past six games.
Records: Kings 25-40, Jazz 31-35
Key injuries: The Kings’ Ben McLemore (broken finger) missed his third straight game.