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DeMarcus Cousins scored 27 points, including the winning free throw with 3.8 seconds left, and the Sacramento Kings ended a four-game losing streak with a 104-103 victory Friday night over the Utah Jazz.
The win snapped Utah's seven-game home winning streak, while the Kings (18-33) won on the road for only the fifth time all season.
Al Jefferson led Utah (27-25) with 27 points. Gordon Hayward added 19, but couldn't get his driving layup to fall, and Utah's tip-in attempt was too late.
Cousins left briefly to get stitches under his left eyebrow.
Marcus Thornton added 26 points for Sacramento.
Utah's rookie guard Alec Burks outplayed former Brigham Young star Jimmer Fredette, but Burks' late turnover gave the Kings a chance to win it.
They went to Cousins, who was fouled, and made one of two free throws.
The Jazz shot 35 percent, including 0 for 13 for Derrick Favors.
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Here's what grabbed my attention about the game:
* Bad adjustment to how the refs were calling the game.
* Bad rebounding (especially with Hayes as the C) for far too many stretches throughout the game
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The Utah Jazz didn't have the most successful road trip, but they showed they're not going to give up when they're down.
Lately, the team hasn't had to play catch-up at EnergySolutions Arena.
The Jazz look to extend their season-best home winning streak to eight games Friday night when the Sacramento Kings try to end their four-game losing streak.
Back home briefly...
Sacramento Bee: As the Spurs beat the Kings by five, DeMarcus Cousins struggled. He scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, but he needed 24 shots to get there and committed 5 turnovers along the way. Tim Duncan, on the other hand, posted 18 points on 8-11, and spent about 20 minutes of the game resting on the bench. Overwhelmed by the ease with which Duncan operates, Cousins...
Los Angeles Clippers 98, Portland 97
LOS ANGELES, March 31—I don’t see how the Clippers needed a Chris Paul last second miracle to beat the Trail Blazers but hey…it happens.
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