SACRAMENTO — Perhaps the Sacramento Kings were just trying to lull the Utah Jazz to sleep Thursday night at Golden 1 Center since they’ll be playing each other again next week. How else can you explain how bad the Kings looked against the Jazz when they fell behind by 29 points in the first quarter and by as many as 38 in the first half?

The Kings tried to make it somewhat respectable in the second half, but the Jazz still won by 39 points, 132-93, despite not even playing their main guys in the second half.

It was the final preseason game for both teams as the Jazz improved to 5-0, the second straight season they’ve been perfect in the preseason, while the Kings fell to 2-3. The big question is: How did the Kings win two preseason games?

Sacramento looked awful, either that or the Jazz were very good. The Kings managed only 10 points in the first quarter on 4-of-27 shooting, while the Jazz scored 39 on 12-of-20 shooting from the field.

You would have thought the Jazz were again playing the Perth Wildcats or Adelaide 36ers, a pair of Australian teams they toyed with at home in their first two …read more

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