Jefferson leads Jazz over Kings
Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Richard Jefferson shot 7-of-9 and led Utah with 20 points as the Jazz exacted revenge with a 122-101 win over the Sacramento Kings from Sleep Train Arena.
Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward netted 17 points apiece for the Jazz, who lost at home in overtime to the Kings on Dec. 7. Favors returned after missing the last two games -- including the Sacramento loss -- with lower back soreness and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds with three blocked shots.
Alec Burks dropped 17 off the bench in the triumph and Trey Burke went for 11 points while matching a career-high with nine assists.
The Kings were once again without Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray. The trio was acquired in a trade earlier in the week from Toronto but did not pass a physical in time to play in Wednesday's contest. All three should be available on Friday in Phoenix.
DeMarcus Cousins led the hosts with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Isaiah Thomas had 20 points with seven assists as the brief two-game winning streak game to an end.
12/12 00:35:27 ET