The score says it all as the Sacramento Kings get trounced by the Utah Jazz by 49 points at Golden One Center in Sacramento on Wed Apr 28, 2021 (@JazzNationNews image)
By Jeremiah Salmonson
The Sacramento Kings were back in action on Wednesday night. The Kings last played on Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks. On Wednesday, the Kings were scheduled to take on the best team in the NBA, the Utah Jazz. The Kings weren’t able to match the power of the Jazz and ultimately lost 154-105 on Wednesday night. However, before we talk about the Jazz matchup let’s revisit the Kings last game against the Mavericks.
Flashback Monday: On Monday, the Kings took on the Dallas Mavericks in Sacramento. The Kings played a well-rounded game against a formidable opponent from Texas. The Kings managed to beat the Mavericks 113-106 in a game where Richaun Holmes scored 24 points.
Wednesday night recap: The Kings were set to take on the Utah Jazz on Wednesday at 7 PM PST in Sacramento.
In the first half, it was embarrassing for the Kings. The Kings didn’t seem to show any effort on the defensive end as the Jazz were getting pretty much all the shots they wanted. In the first quarter, the Kings were able to keep up with the Jazz but were still outscored in the quarter 30-27.
However, it was the second quarter that set the Kings in a tailspin. The Kings looked like a G League team against an NBA All-Star team in the second quarter. The Jazz outscored the Kings 46-17 in the second quarter to take a 76-44 lead into the second half. The Kings would need to right the ship against the best team in the NBA to make the game at the very least more respectable.
In the second half, the game was very ho-hum. In the third quarter, The Kings were in pure damage control mode. It was a triage situation unfolding in Sacramento. The third quarter saw the Kings with another massive deficit. The Jazz outscored the Kings 40-30 in the third quarter to run the lead up to 116-74 heading into the final quarter.
You can probably assume the ending. Yes, the Kings were again outscored in the fourth quarter 38-31 to take the loss by a final of 154-105. It was an embarrassing tale of two teams. The Jazz were the up-and-coming playoff-bound team looking to make noise in the playoffs, and the Kings the team with a lot of reflection to do. The Kings were led by Richaun Holmes who had 18 points in the loss. Utah was led by Bojan Bogdanovic who scored 24 points in the victory. The Kings will face a tough opponent in their next matchup looking to get back into the winner’s circle.
Up Next: The Kings will take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday at 7 PM PST inside the Staples Center.