SALT LAKE CITY — Sacramento's loss is Utah's gain.
The Jazz clinched a playoff spot for the third straight spring thanks to the Kings' 121-118 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Sacramento, currently in ninth place in the Western Conference, dropped to 37-38 and cannot tie or leap over 45-30 Utah.
Utah, winner of three consecutive games, is currently in the fifth spot of the West playoff standings. But with seven games remaining, the Jazz could end up anywhere from third (2.5 games behind Portland and Houston) to eighth (two games ahead of San Antonio).Comment on this story
This will be the 28th playoff appearance in Jazz history. In that span, Utah has made it to the Conference Semifinals 16 times, including the past two years, the Western Conference Finals six times and the NBA Finals twice.
Single-game tickets for the first round will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 2, at 10 a.m. MT. Season-ticket holders, mini-plan buyers and corporate partners will have early presale access.
Tickets will be available at utahjazz.com, on the Jazz mobile app and at the Vivint Smart Home Arena box office. Hospitality packages and suites will be available by calling 801-325-2582. Group tickets can be purchased by calling 801-355-DUNK.