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Sacramento Kings (43-27, third in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (34-36, 10th in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Monday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Sacramento will look to keep its three-game win streak alive when the Kings take on Utah.

The Jazz are 21-22 against Western Conference opponents. Utah has a 12-11 record in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Kings are 27-14 in conference play. Sacramento leads the Western Conference scoring 121.1 points per game while shooting 49.8%.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Kings won 117-115 in the last matchup on Jan. 4.

TOP PERFORMERS: Walker Kessler is shooting 72.1% and averaging 8.6 points for the Jazz. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 26.1 points over the last 10 games for Utah.

Harrison Barnes is shooting 47.1% and averaging 15.0 points for the Kings. Malik Monk is averaging 2.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Sacramento.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 5-5, averaging 115.3 points, 50.6 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 6.2 steals and 7.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.3 points per game.

Kings: 8-2, averaging 123.2 points, 44.0 rebounds, 28.4 assists, 5.7 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 50.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.7 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: Collin Sexton: out (hamstring), Jordan Clarkson: out (hand).

Kings: Kevin Huerter: out (popliteus), Trey Lyles: out (shoulder).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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