Jordan Clarkson’s 45 points push Jazz past Kings

JORDAN Clarkson and De’Aaron Fox engaged in an entertaining scoring duel on Saturday night in Salt Lake City, combining for 86 points in the Utah Jazz’s 134-125 victory over the visiting Sacramento Kings.

Clarkson scored a career-high 45 points to lead Utah to its fourth win over the Kings this season. The reigning Sixth Man of the Year hit 15 of 21 shots, drained 7 of 13 3-pointers and made all eight free-throw attempts.

Clarkson, whose previous career-best was 42 points, surpassed John Drew’s franchise record of 38 bench points.

Fox wasn’t quite as efficient as Clarkson, but still had a monster night by shooting 15-for-32 with five tries and dishing out 11 assists in the loss.

Harrison Barnes added 18 points and the Kings lost despite shooting 50% from the field. – Reuters

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