The Utah Jazz lost, 121-113, to the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night on the second night of a back-to-back set.

The Jazz fell to 35-39 on the season.

Here are three keys that contributed to the Jazz loss:

  • The Utah Jazz were once again without Lauri Markkanen (left hand contusion), Jordan Clarkson (left fourth finger sprain), Collin Sexton (left hamstring strain) and Rudy Gay (lower back soreness), but the Jazz weren’t nearly as outmatched as they were the night before by the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Despite the fact that the Jazz lost, they played a pretty tough game, highlighted by Walker Kessler’s career-high 31 points, Kelly Olynyk’s near triple-double (17 points, 10 assists, 8 rebounds) and a big lift from Jarrell Brantley with 13 points off the bench.

  • Kings rookie Keegan Murray had a huge night with 22 points, including going 6-of-12 from 3-point range, and Sacramento was paced by Kevin Huerter, who finished with a team-high 27 points.
  • The Jazz committed 17 turnovers, which led to 24 points for the Kings, who committed just nine turnovers.
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