Favors scores 28, Hayward 27 to lead Jazz past Kings 108-99
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Derrick Favors had 28 points and 14 rebounds and Gordon Hayward scored 27 points for the Utah Jazz, who never trailed in defeating the Sacramento Kings 108-99 on Sunday.
The Jazz won their second straight game by setting the tone early, coming out with energy against the lethargic Kings and leading by 18 points after one quarter. The lead remained in double figures for much of the game before the Kings made it somewhat close in the fourth.
Shelvin Mack had 14 points and eight assists and for Utah. Rodney Hood scored 14 points and Trevor Booker added 12 for the Jazz, who made 12 3-pointers and outhustled the Kings for three quarters and it showed in the Jazz's 47-36 overall rebounding edge.
DeMarcus Cousins had 31 points 10 rebounds in his return from being suspended for one game by the Kings, who have lost five straight.