Jazz play the Kings on 6-game win streak
Salt Lake City; Friday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Utah will try to keep its six-game win streak going when the Jazz take on Sacramento.
The Jazz are 28-20 in Western Conference games. Utah is fourth in the Western Conference with 25.9 assists per game, led by Ricky Rubio averaging 6.2.
The Kings have gone 21-28 against Western Conference opponents. Sacramento averages 45.5 rebounds per game and is 18-12 when winning the rebounding battle. In their last meeting on Nov. 25, the Jazz won 133-112. Rubio led Utah with 27 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rudy Gobert leads the Jazz with 13.0 rebounds and averages 15.7 points. Donovan Mitchell has averaged 23.3 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 46.4 percent over the last 10 games for Utah.
Willie Cauley-Stein leads the Kings with 8.4 rebounds and averages 12 points. Marvin Bagley III has averaged 7.9 rebounds and added 16.9 points per game over the last 10 games for Sacramento.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 5-5, averaging 114.1 points, 46.4 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 7.7 steals and four blocks per game while shooting 46.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting.
Jazz: 9-1, averaging 119.2 points, 48.7 rebounds, 29.9 assists, 6.9 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 51.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.4 points on 42.6 percent shooting.
Jazz Injuries: Kyle Korver: out (knee), Raul Neto: day to day (left ankle soreness), Dante Exum: out (right knee pain), Ricky Rubio: day to day (right hamstring tightness), Derrick Favors: out (back spasms), Jae Crowder: day to day (quad).
Kings Injuries: Harry Giles: out for season (left thigh contusion).