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Utah hands Kings their fifth straight loss, 108-99

The Bee's Jason Jones' three takeaways after the Kings loss to Utah

Jason Jones three takeaways after Sacramento Kings make it five loses in a row after 108-99 loss to Jazz.
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Jason Jones three takeaways after Sacramento Kings make it five loses in a row after 108-99 loss to Jazz.

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.

"That wasn't no suspension from the organization," said Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, "that was a suspension from the head coach, there's a difference." Cousins and head coach George Karl have also not spoken since the suspension.

Slamson makes a behind-the-back half-court shot before Sunday's Kings-Jazz game on Sunday and Sleep Train Arena.

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