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Jazz 154, Kings 105 – The whole Kings team climbs on the tank

Yep, the Kings lost by 49.

The Jazz are very good team even without Donovan Mitchell. The Kings are not a very good team with De’Aaron Fox and Harrison Barnes. Without Fox and Barnes the Kings are a very bad team.

There is your recap.

Ok, I’ll elaborate a little more: The Jazz demolished the Kings Wednesday night.

Utah is a good three-point shooting team and showed it (58%) and the Kings had no answer. On the other side of the ball the Kings offense was non-existent as Rudy Gobert squashed most hope at the rim (5 blocks).

The Kings played competitively in the first quarter (the Jazz led only 30-27 at the end of the first), but the floodgates opened in the second quarter as Utah won that 12 minutes by a tally of 46-17. They never looked back. The largest lead of the game for the Jazz was 54...54!

The whole team was commanding the tank tonight as they raised the flag that displayed their now 25-37 record.

Quick Stats

Utah Jazz – 154 points, 64% FG, 58% 3P, 95% FT, 47 rebounds, 36 assists, 9 blocks, 13 turnovers

Sacramento Kings – 105 points, 48% FG, 33% 3P, 24 rebounds, 24 assists, 6 blocks, 12 turnovers

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

THE GOOD:

Richaun Holmes: Holmes looked spry and tallied 18 points.

Low turnovers: The Kings kept their turnovers in check with only 12.

That other Bogdanovic guy: Bojan walloped the Kings in the first half as he attacked Buddy Hield’s defense. He was 1-5 from three, but went 7-16 from the field and 9-10 at the line for 24 points in 29 minutes.

THE BAD:

The Kings three point defense – Yeah

The Kings rebounding – The Jazz out-rebounded the Kings 47-24.

THE UGLY:

Not having Fox and Barnes to calm the team down. 

Everything after the first quarter. 

The King of Kings

Buddy Hield - Buddy finished with 18 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals.

Up Next: Friday, April 28 – Los Angeles Lakers at 7:30 P.M.

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Klam
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April 28, 2021 9:32 pm

So, is this 154 points and the 54 point lead new Sac-era records? I do recall once seeing the score of “40-4” after one quarter with the Kings and Lakers.

Hobby916
April 29, 2021 9:55 am
Reply to  Klam

“Basketball 54.0”

Last edited 18 days ago by Josh Hobson
AmateurNerd
April 28, 2021 9:36 pm

Life is pain.

Kangz.

AnybodyButBagley
April 28, 2021 9:43 pm

Too bad Bagley was sore after playing 3 on 3 in practice. His athleticism and prowess in the paint might have allowed Utah to get to 200.

SBKangz
April 28, 2021 9:45 pm

Going to have the check the tape on that one eh Luke?

KingOfTheMonsters
April 29, 2021 8:05 am
Reply to  SBKangz

Maybe Luke has to watch the tape because he’s not paying attention during the games?

BeTheBall
April 28, 2021 9:51 pm

Didn’t read the game thread but for those that did, did k4e chime in to claim that he predicted the halftime score of this game back in August of last year?

deepshot22
April 28, 2021 10:14 pm
Reply to  BeTheBall

When I realized who k4e was, I had a good chuckle.

SBKangz
April 28, 2021 9:55 pm

The sad part is, we all know they will win 1-2 games too many and our lottery odds will plummet. You just know it. Damn you Donaghy!! That was probably our only shot.

RikSmits
April 28, 2021 9:57 pm

I’m just glad we’re not tanking, right?
at least Luke was in a position to play the youngsters a bit.

Jazz were missing Mitchell and Conley, btw.

Biscuit
April 28, 2021 10:07 pm

Too bad this only counts as one loss.

Marty
April 28, 2021 10:36 pm

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SMF-PDXConnection
April 29, 2021 7:58 am
Reply to  Marty

What are the chances that even with a cap of 1500 tickets they can’t get a “sellout?”

Hobby916
April 29, 2021 8:12 am

No idea why fans would spend money on this team. They offer nothing of value.

SMF-PDXConnection
April 29, 2021 8:20 am
Reply to  Hobby916

Is there not value in the average person getting the opportunity to boo, shout, and otherwise express their displeasure at insulated millionaires and billionaires?

Hobby916
April 29, 2021 8:30 am

“Here is my money, I would like to boo now.”

SMF-PDXConnection
April 29, 2021 8:39 am
Reply to  Hobby916

I didn’t say it was good value.

Marty
April 29, 2021 9:27 am

I think there is still value FOR SOME to get out and do something, anything.

I know that feeling though of plopping in the seat, wondering why the hell I did this again. I’ve seen enough of Golden 1, I’m good.

Gregoryl
April 28, 2021 10:51 pm

You see what you’ve done here Vivek? This is your fault.

Amonk81
April 29, 2021 12:30 am
Reply to  Gregoryl

This.

Absolutely joke. To watch this team, this coach and think a playoff push is in the offing is delusional. Vivek is in an ego haze.

1951
April 28, 2021 11:01 pm

Boy, that escalated quickly…

Amonk81
April 29, 2021 12:32 am
Reply to  1951

It only took 7/8 years

King4life
April 28, 2021 11:13 pm

Carmichael Dave tweeted that at the end of this season, every team that drafted in the top 5 of the 2018 draft will have made the playoffs except for the Kings. This franchise has had every opportunity to get better but has constantly and consistently failed under Vivek.

8 years into his ownership and we’re just as far away from the playoffs as we were when he first took over. There is no player or GM that can save us. With Vivek running the show, the team will continue to flounder irrelevantly. Eventually the fans will get sick of it (can already see it happening) and the passion and love for the franchise will be gone. Vivek will poison this fan base to the point where people won’t even care if the team decides to move to another city.

Vivek please sell the team. You are not fit to own a team. You couldn’t lead a franchise into the playoffs even if the league gifted you 8 straight number 1 picks. Your meddling personality prevents you from enjoying what little success your team achieves before you decide to fire a coach or bring in a new basketball advisor. You are as toxic as Demarcus Cousins was as a leader of a basketball team. It’s no wonder you connected with him when you first took over.

After this season ends, Vivek will have missed the playoffs more than the Maloofs. They were broke. What’s your excuse?

02kingsfan
April 29, 2021 12:07 am
Reply to  King4life

I’d say we are at least three seconds ahead of the kings from eight years ago….

JoeNoSay
April 29, 2021 1:30 pm
Reply to  02kingsfan

Two years from being two years away (but with three seconds)

rockbottom
April 29, 2021 7:51 am
Reply to  King4life

We did have 7 playoffs with the Maloofs ! 2 with J Thomas and 1 with Luckenbill ! 0 and counting for Vivek !

9sac8
April 29, 2021 12:17 pm
Reply to  King4life

VA Beach has an opening!!!

satdawg
April 29, 2021 2:06 pm
Reply to  King4life

Careful, if he finds out who you are and sees you at a game he might ban you from the arena

GFunkClassic
April 28, 2021 11:19 pm

Are we a Jazz Band yet? Nothing like being schooled in Jazz by two older white guys. Had to turn it off at half with Bogdonavic and Ingles getting whatever the F they wanted and the Kings down 30. Half time adjustments and I see it turned into to a 49 point loss LOL. Yikes.

Hobby916
April 29, 2021 5:29 am
Reply to  GFunkClassic

A Croatian and an Australian…

GFunkClassic
April 29, 2021 2:47 pm
Reply to  Hobby916

Exactly. What do Aussies and Croatians know about Jazz?

Storm
April 28, 2021 11:21 pm

well, at least it wasn’t 50

that’s about that

Kosta
April 28, 2021 11:22 pm

Welcome to Hell!
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Storm
April 28, 2021 11:23 pm
Reply to  Kosta

Feel bad for Haliburton. Wanted to come here and this is the best we can do for him

BabalooMagoo
April 29, 2021 5:42 am
Reply to  Storm

Welcome to basketball hell Tyrese.

02kingsfan
April 29, 2021 12:01 am

On the bright side, we had one less turnover than the jazz! How come you guys don’t talk about that fact!!!!!?????

Brown.says.Good.or.Bad
April 29, 2021 12:42 am

This is more bad than good

satdawg
April 29, 2021 5:15 pm

How? There’s been multiple 40 and 50 point losses this season; it’s just like any loss imo

DutchKingsFanInUK
April 29, 2021 1:02 am

Just awful.

The Jazz are everything I want the Kings to be. They defend, play hard, play with their heads and, most importantly, KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING. Conley and Mitchell out? No problem, we have a system in place that generates good shots. Fox and Barnes out? lol guys lets play some pick & roll and we’ll see *shrug*

Last edited 19 days ago by DutchKingsFanInUK
RikSmits
April 29, 2021 3:13 am

I looked back at the Utah Jazz draft history since 2006 (last season we went to the play-offs). They only had 3 top 10 picks:

2010 – #9 – Gordon Hayward
2011 – #3 – Enes Kanter
2014 – #5 – Dante Excum

Gordon Hayward left and the Jazz got nothing in return.
Kanter was traded for very little and Dante Excum got them Clarkson.

In 2012, Dennis Lindsey became the Jazz GM. Still there.
In 2014, Quin Snyder replaced Ty Corbin as HC. Still there.

In 2014, they got Ingles off waivers.
Gobert was the Nuggets 27th pick in 2013, traded to the Jazz for the 46th pick and cash considerations.
In 2017, they signed Royce O’Neal after summer league.
Mitchell was the Nuggets 13th pick in 2017, and they traded Mitchell for Trey Lyles.
In 2019 the Jazz traded for Conley, in exchange  for Grayson Allen, Crowder, Korver, the draft rights to Darius Bazley, and a protected first rounder.
Also in 2019, they signed Bojan Bogdanovic to a 4 year FA deal.
In 2020, Derrick Favors returned and signed a 3-year deal.

Interesting.

Hobby916
April 29, 2021 5:32 am
Reply to  RikSmits

A team that knows how to scout and find players that fit what they want to do. The Kings need to follow that route, but not sure I will be alive when they figure it out.

Bbmuteman
April 29, 2021 8:15 am
Reply to  Hobby916

The kings would have to have an idea of how they want to play. That’s what a good coach would figure out and work with the front office on. Monte needs to hit on the right coach just as much as the next draft pick this upcoming offseason.

DutchKingsFanInUK
April 29, 2021 6:30 am
Reply to  RikSmits

It’s almost like having smart people in charge helps you in some kind of way? Who knew?!

RikSmits
April 29, 2021 6:51 am

I didn’t. That’s why I always surround myself with people smarter than me.

KingOfTheMonsters
April 29, 2021 8:13 am
Reply to  RikSmits

You sound like a dismissive little chap.

RikSmits
April 29, 2021 8:43 am

I challenge you to a pushup battle.

SBKangz
April 29, 2021 6:47 am
Reply to  RikSmits

You forgot to mention the part about us passing over Mitchell to get Justin Jackson and Giles…gotta have that blue blood “culture” the told us 😭

Hobby916
April 29, 2021 7:54 am
Reply to  SBKangz

Imagine how good a Fox/Mitchell backcourt could have been.

SMF-PDXConnection
April 29, 2021 8:01 am
Reply to  Hobby916

I point blank asked Vlade this question at a Kings event I got to go to. The answer was that if they were able to get Fox, there was zero consideration for drafting another guard, under any circumstances.

Hobby916
April 29, 2021 8:08 am

Old mentality that is also flawed, hence why he was so bad. Like what if the Warriors didn’t Klay because they had Steph? McCollum because they had Dame? etc. I despise him more and more everyday.

BestHyperboleEver
April 29, 2021 8:37 am
Reply to  Hobby916

He always acted like they were one well-fitting player away from being good. Which, of course, was never the case.

Marty
April 29, 2021 9:32 am

Extremely underrated comment

He always acted like they were one well-fitting player away from being good. Which, of course, was never the case

KingOfTheMonsters
April 29, 2021 8:13 am
Reply to  RikSmits

It’s called smartness.
Grabbing Ingles was a great investment.
I watch all their games and he is gold. Sometimes I think he is there MVP because he can do so many things and is calm when running the offense.
Rudy is a beast and Donovan is Donovan.
Most of the players on the team are multi-skilled, much like a player the Kings opted not to draft a few years ago.
It’s a dynamic team.
Sadly, though, nobody on the Jazz can double-jump.

RikSmits
April 29, 2021 8:44 am

I love Ingles. I think Tyrese can have a similar impact from a BBIQ perspective. Digfferent palyersm of course.

KingOfTheMonsters
April 29, 2021 11:05 am

… he is their MVP …

Kingsguru21
April 29, 2021 5:06 am

Eh, who cares.

PissedOffGorilla
April 29, 2021 6:22 am

Walton should be showing up at the office today and find his shit in a box outside doors with changed locks, but that’s what would happen at a franchise with accountability that wants to improve so nevermind. The problem with sports leagues is they share money between teams so rich people can buy small market teams, do absolutely nothing as they lose, and profit. So long as they get paid to fail they don’t feel the need to spend to succeed.

SMF-PDXConnection
April 29, 2021 7:57 am

I completely forgot there was a game last night, got the halftime score notification on my phone, laughed, and went back to what I was doing before.

Apparently what limited fans there were inside were booing? Good.

BeTheBall
April 29, 2021 12:01 pm

I’m guessing the audio guy was trying to drowned them out with the fake crowd noise being piped in.

Adamsite
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April 29, 2021 8:24 am

Fun fact, as we all know the Kings own the longest playoff drought in the NBA in what will be 15 years, but with the Suns now officially making the playoffs, Vivek HIMSELF now owns the longest playoff drought at 8 seasons. The Knicks, who look to end their drought this year, currently sit at 7.

This means Vivek will pass the Maloof who had 7 years of no playoffs. Vivek, with now 8 seasons in control, officially owns this playoff drought.

BestHyperboleEver
April 29, 2021 8:44 am
Reply to  Adamsite

It IS kinda perversely impressive to be bad for THIS long. It’s hilariously statistically unlikely. Keep in mind, you don’t even have to be a good team to make the playoffs. This is a league where teams that are, by definition, below average make the playoffs.

Gregoryl
April 29, 2021 9:11 am
Reply to  Adamsite

There is no doubt, Vivek has replaced James Dolan.

KingOfTheMonsters
April 29, 2021 1:11 pm
Reply to  Adamsite

Vivek’s 2-second advantage finally pays off!

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