SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. (KOLO) - Willie Cauley-Stein scored 23 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic had 18 to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Utah Jazz 119-110 on Wednesday night.
At a time in the game when previous Kings teams would wilt, this Sacramento squad outhustled, outmuscled and outshot the Jazz in the middle of the fourth quarter.
Nemanja Bjelica made a 3-pointer with 4:56 remaining to finish a 16-1 run that turned a two-point game into a 105-88 lead.
Just when Sacramento looked to be in total control, the Jazz mustered a last-gasp rally. Donovan Mitchell scored 14 points in less than 3½ minutes to bring Utah to 114-110.
Bjelica, who had 18 points, converted a three-point play and Iman Sumpert made two free throws to finish off the Jazz, who have lost four of five.
De'Aaron Fox added 17 points and 13 assists for the Kings, who snapped a six-game losing streak to Utah.
Mitchell scored 35 points and awakened the Jazz, who seemed to be slogging through the game until their late surge. Jae Crowder added 16 for Utah.
The Kings, quicker to loose balls and crisp on their offensive sets, led by as many as 15 in the first half.
Ricky Rubio missed his first seven shots and then suddenly made three in a row in the third quarter. His last shot - a floating 19-foot jumper - gave the Jazz their first lead since the opening moments at 72-71.
The Kings quickly regained the lead but couldn't extend their advantage to double digits until Fox got into the lane on back-to-back possessions for tough floaters that started the Kings' surge in the final period.
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