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Rubio gets Jazz off and running in 133-112 win over Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A little film study went a long way for Ricky Rubio and helped Utah keep its long winning streak in Sacramento going.

Even with leading scorer Donovan Mitchell sitting out with bruised ribs.

Rubio scored 23 of his 27 points in the first half, Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 15 rebounds and the Jazz beat the Kings 133-112 on Sunday.

''Any time he can get going he's allowed to do that,'' Utah coach Quin Snyder said of Rubio. ''He knew tonight that his scoring was important. He got to the rim as much as anything. I know he made some jumpers but he was attacking the rim and finishing.''

Joe Ingles added 18 points, Jae Crowder had 14 and Derrick Favors 11 to help the Jazz snap a three-game losing streak.

Four days after losing to the Kings in Salt Lake City, the Jazz bounced back behind a fast start from Rubio then pulled away for their eighth consecutive win in Sacramento.

Rubio repeatedly got open looks and made 10 of his first 12 shots to help make up for Mitchell's absence. He finished with five assists and seven rebounds.

''When we were playing against them (Wednesday) I knew their game plan was letting me shoot so I was ready for that,'' Rubio said. ''Plus, Donovan wasn't in the game so I had to be a little more aggressive. We saw the bigs were staying a lot with Rudy so Joe had a couple of layups and everybody attacked the rim harder.''

Rubio cooled off in the second half after picking up his fourth foul early in the third quarter but Utah got a big lift from Gobert and Favors to hold on.

''It's not just (Rubio's) scoring,'' Crowder said. ''It's being aggressive, whether it be getting in the paint and finding guys (for) kick-outs or getting in the paint and finding your layups. Once he does that it opens up a lot of stuff for our offense.''

Gobert scored 11 of Utah's first 13 points in the third quarter, including a pair of thunderous two-hand dunks in a 60-second span. Favors had seven points early in the fourth and made a big block on a baseline drive.

The Kings, playing the second half of a back-to-back, couldn't keep up. Sacramento was sluggish early and trailed by 28 in the second half.

It was a far different look for coach Dave Joerger's team, which lost 117-116 at Golden State on Saturday. The Kings were outrebounded 49-36 and went 23 of 31 at the free throw line.

''They were not excited about us tripping them up on their home floor last week,'' Joerger said. ''They came in focused and dialed in.''

Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 20 points in his first start this season for Sacramento. Marvin Bagley III added 18 points and six rebounds.

BACK-TO-BACK BLUES

The Kings seemed to wear down late in the game, something their opponents have done frequently. Playing the second half of a back-to-back was partly to blame, as was Sacramento's high-tempo offense which rarely got in gear. The Kings were held to a season-low 13 fast-break points.

''We had a lot of mistakes, turnovers we don't usually get,'' Bagley said. ''I think everybody was kind of tired from a hard game (Saturday). It was just one of those days.''

STATS

Sacramento is 0-6 when allowing opponents to shoot 50 percent or better from the floor. . Utah had 30 assists, its third game with 30 or more. . Bagley has reached double figures in scoring in five straight games.

TIP-INS

Jazz: Rubio took only four shots in the second half. ... Mitchell was injured early in the second quarter of Friday's loss to the Lakers. He appeared fine in the locker room after the game but it's uncertain when he'll play next.

Kings: Harry Giles, who sat out all of last season with a knee injury, had his most effective game this season with 10 points, eight rebounds, six assists, four steals and two blocks. ... Sacramento hasn't defeated Utah at home since Dec. 8, 2015. ... Iman Shumpert (load management) and Kosta Koufos (right calf strain) were held out.

UP NEXT

Jazz: Host Indiana on Monday.

Kings: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday.

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Key Players
R. Gobert
27 C
D. Fox
5 PG
32.9 Min. Per Game 32.9
17.7 Pts. Per Game 17.7
7.7 Ast. Per Game 7.7
4.1 Reb. Per Game 4.1
69.1 Field Goal % 47.1
69.5 Three Point % 47.2
60.2 Free Throw % 68.1
+ 3 Yogi Ferrell made 3-pt. jump shot 0:16
+ 3 Georges Niang made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Alec Burks 0:27
  Offensive rebound by Grayson Allen 0:29
  Alec Burks missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:35
+ 3 Troy Williams made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Harry Giles 0:48
+ 1 Grayson Allen made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:02
  Team rebound 1:02
  Grayson Allen missed 1st of 2 free throws 1:02
  Personal foul on Ben McLemore 1:02
+ 1 Yogi Ferrell made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:13
+ 1 Yogi Ferrell made 1st of 2 free throws 1:13
Team Stats
Points 133 112
Field Goals 49-92 (53.3%) 40-85 (47.1%)
3-Pointers 10-30 (33.3%) 9-23 (39.1%)
Free Throws 25-33 (75.8%) 23-31 (74.2%)
Total Rebounds 60 44
Offensive 13 7
Defensive 36 29
Team 11 8
Assists 30 20
Steals 11 10
Blocks 5 7
Turnovers 18 17
Fouls 26 25
Technicals 1 1
18 PTS, 15 REB, 5 AST
10 PTS, 8 REB, 6 AST
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away team logo Jazz 9-11 30293242133
home team logo Kings 10-10 26243032112
Team Stats
away team logo Jazz 9-11 97.8 PPG 47.2 RPG 23.0 APG
home team logo Kings 10-10 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
R. Rubio PG PPG RPG APG FG%
B. Bogdanovic SG 14.1 PPG 3.5 RPG 3.8 APG 41.8 FG%
Top Scorers
R. Rubio PG 27 PTS 7 REB 5 AST
B. Bogdanovic SG 20 PTS 3 REB 3 AST
53.3 FG% 47.1
33.3 3PT FG% 39.1
75.8 FT% 74.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
R. Rubio 27 7 5 11/16 2/3 3/4 4 26 0 0 3 0 7 +5 41
R. Gobert 18 15 5 7/11 0/0 4/6 3 28 1 1 2 7 8 +13 43
J. Ingles 18 1 6 6/8 2/4 4/4 4 28 2 0 1 0 1 +20 32
J. Crowder 14 5 2 6/13 1/6 1/1 1 25 0 0 1 0 5 +13 22
R. O'Neale 2 1 0 1/5 0/2 0/0 1 15 0 0 2 1 0 +2 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
R. Rubio 27 7 5 11/16 2/3 3/4 4 26 0 0 3 0 7 +5 41
R. Gobert 18 15 5 7/11 0/0 4/6 3 28 1 1 2 7 8 +13 43
J. Ingles 18 1 6 6/8 2/4 4/4 4 28 2 0 1 0 1 +20 32
J. Crowder 14 5 2 6/13 1/6 1/1 1 25 0 0 1 0 5 +13 22
R. O'Neale 2 1 0 1/5 0/2 0/0 1 15 0 0 2 1 0 +2 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
A. Burks 14 4 3 6/12 1/6 1/1 1 21 0 0 3 0 4 +1 21
D. Favors 11 7 2 4/7 0/0 3/5 3 23 3 3 3 4 3 +10 25
R. Neto 9 3 5 2/6 1/1 4/4 2 18 1 0 2 0 3 +14 21
G. Allen 9 1 1 2/5 2/5 3/6 1 13 0 0 1 1 0 +14 11
G. Niang 5 1 0 2/2 1/1 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 -2 6
D. Exum 4 1 1 2/5 0/0 0/0 3 20 2 1 0 0 1 +7 10
T. Sefolosha 2 3 0 0/2 0/2 2/2 3 11 2 0 0 0 3 +10 7
E. Udoh 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
N. Mitrou-Long - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Cavanaugh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Mitchell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 133 49 30 49/92 10/30 25/33 26 232 11 5 18 13 36 +105 240
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Bogdanovic 20 3 3 6/14 2/5 6/6 3 33 1 0 2 1 2 -8 28
D. Fox 13 2 3 5/11 1/2 2/5 0 25 3 1 3 0 2 -8 22
N. Bjelica 12 5 0 4/4 1/1 3/3 2 17 1 0 3 0 5 +3 15
B. Hield 12 4 1 5/10 2/5 0/0 5 31 0 0 5 1 3 -21 13
W. Cauley-Stein 6 4 2 2/6 0/0 2/2 3 23 0 1 1 0 4 -2 14
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Bogdanovic 20 3 3 6/14 2/5 6/6 3 33 1 0 2 1 2 -8 28
D. Fox 13 2 3 5/11 1/2 2/5 0 25 3 1 3 0 2 -8 22
N. Bjelica 12 5 0 4/4 1/1 3/3 2 17 1 0 3 0 5 +3 15
B. Hield 12 4 1 5/10 2/5 0/0 5 31 0 0 5 1 3 -21 13
W. Cauley-Stein 6 4 2 2/6 0/0 2/2 3 23 0 1 1 0 4 -2 14
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Bagley III 18 6 0 6/12 0/3 6/8 3 30 0 2 1 1 5 -28 25
H. Giles 10 8 6 5/14 0/1 0/0 4 19 4 2 2 4 4 -15 34
T. Williams 8 0 0 3/4 2/2 0/0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 +2 10
Y. Ferrell 5 0 2 1/1 1/1 2/2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 +2 9
F. Mason III 3 0 2 1/4 0/1 1/2 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 -15 7
J. Jackson 3 3 0 1/2 0/1 1/2 1 20 0 0 0 0 3 -15 6
S. Labissiere 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/1 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
B. McLemore 0 0 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
K. Koufos - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Shumpert - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Gabriel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Randolph - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 112 36 20 40/85 9/23 23/31 25 233 10 7 17 7 29 -105 188