Jazz handed a royal whipping
The Utah Jazz looked worn out and woeful as they ended their 23-day road trip against the NBA"s best home team.
Peja Stojakovic scored 19 points to lead six Kings in double figures as Sacramento beat the Jazz 107-81, improving to an NBA-best 29-2 at home and snapping Utah"s six-game winning streak.
In the final stop of their nine-game road trip caused by the Olympics being held in Salt Lake City, the Jazz were flattened by the Kings for the third time this season. Karl Malone scored just 11 points in a terrible game for the Jazz, who committed a season-high 29 turnovers.
Chris Webber scored 16 points and Vlade Divac had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Kings as both teams played sloppy basketball and committed dozens of fouls. Still, Sacramento made enough runs to snap a two-game losing streak and improve the NBA"s best record to 41-15.
The Kings have defeated the Jazz by 33, 24 and 26 points in their three meetings this season.
This loss wasn"t quite as embarrassing as Utah"s 33-point defeat at Arco Arena four weeks earlier, but the Kings were in control all night. Bobby Jackson scored 17 points in a reserve role for Sacramento, which hasn"t lost three straight all season and beat their Western Conference rivals for the sixth time in seven meetings.