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Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings: Game Thread

Another test for the Jazz as they march toward the playoffs

Utah Jazz v Sacramento Kings Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images

The Utah Jazz are taking on the Sacramento Kings tonight in Utah. Their first matchup was a good one and showed the Kings to be a tough matchup. For Utah, they’ve struggled to find some consistency offensively but have still found success behind Rudy Gobert’s dominant play. Gobert has been so good he was named Western Conference Player of the Week this week.

For the Jazz to get to the next level they need to find some more consistency from their offense. The last two games have been really nice ones for Donovan Mitchell. Against the Bulls and Bucks Mitchell averaged 29 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4 assists. This was also on just 30% 3-point shooting. When Mitchell finds the rhythm with his shooting, the league is looking at a potential scoring champion. The Jazz have also seen the importance of Mike Conley. Without him on the floor the Jazz lacked answers against the Bulls. It’s clear that Mike Conley is the key to the Jazz winning in the finals and it’s important they keep him healthy throughout the season. Can they find a way to not have him play too many minutes tonight?