Sacramento Kings: Kings vs. Utah Jazz game preview
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By Jonathan Roberts

On Oct. 11 the Sacramento Kings will take on the Utah Jazz in their fifth game of the preseason at Golden 1 Center.

The Sacramento Kings will be playing the Jazz I’m a preseason game, six days before opening the regular season against them. Last season, the Kings went 0-3 against the Jazz losing by an average of nine points.

The Kings may not be expected to knock off the Western Conference’s no. 5 seed from a year ago in the season opener, but they could very easily take them down a note in Thursday’s clash.

A win could also give Sacramento some added confidence in the season opener, something that could go a long way for a young team. Regardless, there will be plenty for Kings fans to watch for in Thursday’s game, starting with a battle between two high-profile guards.

First on the list has to be how De’Aaron Fox is able to play against Donovan Mitchell’s Jazz team.

Last season Fox struggled mightily against the Jazz, shooting just 36 percent from the field for 11.3 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. By comparison, Rookie of the Year candidate Donovan Mitchell short 58 percent against Sacramento for 29.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.6 steals over their three...

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