On March 13, in the NBA regular season, the Jazz defeated the Kings 134-125 at home, sending their opponents a four-game losing streak. Clarkson scored a career-high 45 points off the bench, Bogdanovic 26 points, Mitchell 25 points and 6 assists, and Whiteside 12 points, 21 rebounds and 3 blocks. For the Kings, Fox had 41 points and 11 assists, and Barnes had 18 points.
After the opening, the Kings showed a good feel, and under the leadership of Fox, they established the lead early. O’Neal made a sudden inside and outside shot to bite the score for the Jazz. Fox felt hot and made continuous long-range shots. Mitchell, Clarkson and Bogdanovic were three people. Taking turns scored points to help the Jazz overtake the score 21-19. However, the King did not show weakness and immediately attacked to regain the lead. Holmes and Metu also played an active role in the interior. The King led 31-25 by 6 points. Clarkson made three consecutive three-pointers from the outside, but Fox responded immediately with a sudden inside and outside shot. After the first quarter, the Kings led 42-37.
In the second quarter, DiVincenzo took the lead with a three-pointer, but then the Jazz blossomed inside and out and set off a 9-0 counterattack to overtake again. Barnes made a three-pointer to stop the bleeding. Lamb then scored 2+1. After Mitchell came back and scored points, Lyles scored two consecutive goals to help the Kings gain an 8-point advantage again 56-48. After Clarkson reappeared, he continued his previous fiery touch. He continued to score points on the inside and outside to help the Jazz counterattack again. The King’s touch declined, and the Jazz overtook the score 71-67 at the end of the first half.
Back in the second half, Fox made a three-pointer, Mitchell made a breakthrough and hit the board, House made a three-pointer, and then Bogdanovic also began to score points, and the Jazz extended their lead 84-76. Barnes succeeded in two consecutive counterattacks. Mitchell made an inward shot and made an outward shot to help the Jazz widen the difference. The King turned to the inside line. Fox and Barnes took turns to chase the inside line. Butler made a high buzzer-beater jumper. Hit, after three quarters, the Jazz lead 100-88.
In the fourth quarter, the two teams faced Biao three-pointers on the outside again. Fox and Clarkson also continued to compete. Metu and Mitchell teamed up to set off an 11-0 counterattack to reduce the difference to only 5 points. Clarkson made a breakthrough and picked up the basket, Lamb made a high jumper, Bogdanovic made a three-pointer from the bottom corner, Metu made two free throws, Clarkson continued to score, and the Jazz led 123-112 again to double digits. Since then, the two teams have won consecutive free throws, and the King has never been able to narrow the point difference. In the end, the Jazz defeated the King.