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The Kings (26-49) host the Jazz (34-42) Sunday night looking to snap a four-game losing streak.
DeMarcus Cousins became the first player since Wilt Chamberlain in 1967-68 to have consecutive 20-point, 20-rebound, 10-assist triple-doubles, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
Cousins is the first Kings player since Chris Webber in 2004-05 to record triple-doubles in consecutive games.
He registered 24 points, 20 rebounds and 13 assists against the Pelicans on Saturday night, and 24 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists against the Rockets on Thursday.
The Jazz's three-game winning streak was snapped on Saturday as they lost to the Suns, 87-85.
Utah went 10-6 in March, which included a season-high six-game win streak.
Kings by 1.
MATCHUPS TO WATCH
Rudy Gobert vs DeMarcus Cousins -- Can anyone stop Cousins, who is averaging 29 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.3 assists over his last three games? Gobert and the rest of the Jazz have the tough assignment.
1) Hayward shut down–- Gordon Hayward went for 30 points in the last meeting between the teams in Utah’s 102-90 win on Feb. 7 and is averaging 24.5 points, five assists and three steals in two games against the Kings this season.
2) Relentless rebounding –- In uncharacteristic fashion, Sacramento was outrebounded 50-38 by New Orleans, and gave up 16 offensive rebounds. The Kings cannot afford a repeat performance.
3) Mellifluous offense –- Sacramento cannot rely solely on Cousins and must find the spacing and flow George Karl is preaching, especially without Rudy Gay in the lineup.
Kings -- F Rudy Gay (concussion) is out.
Jazz -- G Trey Burke (sore back) is TBD while G Alec Burks (left shoulder rehab) is out.
Sunday represents the third of four meetings this season. The squads have secured home wins in the first two encounters and the season series wraps up on Wednesday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Utah took last season’s series 2-1 and leads the overall series 96-79, including 73-46 in the Sacramento era.