SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz were victorious in a back-and-forth game Saturday night, beating the Sacramento Kings 103-97 at Vivint Arena to extend their winning streak to nine games.
The victory is the Jazz's 21st in their last 23 games.
Turning point: Moments after Joe Ingles hit two free throws to put Utah up 96-94 with 40 seconds to play, Rudy Gobert blocked a shot by Bogdan Bogdanovic and the Jazz got the rebound. From there, Utah sealed the win at the free-throw line before a last-second Gobert slam dunk.
The heroes: Donovan Mitchell scored a game-high 28 points, including 17 in the second half. Gobert added a double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds and had four blocked shots. Ingles, meanwhile, set the Jazz single-season 3-point franchise record, hitting his 179th 3-pointer of the year late in the fourth quarter.
- The Kings made 14 3-point shots, compared to six for the Jazz. Utah, though, had the advantage in free-throw shooting, making 31 of 38, to Sacramento's 9 of 14.
- Utah owned a 46-30 edge in points in the paint.
- The Jazz outrebounded the Kings 48-33.
Playoff picture: Fifth in Western Conference
Tuesday vs. Atlanta (20-50), 7 p.m. MST (AT&T SportsNet)
Thursday at Dallas (22-48), 6:30 p.m. (AT&T SportsNet)
Friday at San Antonio (40-30), 6:30 p.m. (AT&T SportsNet)