SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 30 points as the Utah Jazz cruised to a 102-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
The win was a relief for the Jazz, who had lost five of six and were playing their fourth game in five days.
Utah stormed out to a 10-point first-quarter lead and never looked back. Hayward scored nine points in the quarter, including a dribble-drive through traffic with a step-back, fadeaway jumper to start an 8-2 run. The Kings shot 26.1 percent from the field in the opening 12 minutes and the Jazz never trailed.
Derrick Favors finished with 20 points for the jazz and Enes Kanter chipped in 17 and 13 rebounds.
DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 27 and 10 rebounds before fouling out.
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