Clarkson’s 45 points lead Jazz over Kings.

 Clarkson’s 45 points lead Jazz over Kings.

In a thrilling game that saw both teams trade baskets and leads, it was the Utah Jazz who emerged victorious over the Sacramento Kings, thanks to a career-high 45 points from Jordan Clarkson.

Clarkson, who came off the bench for the Jazz, was on fire from the get-go, hitting shots from all over the court and showing off his impressive scoring ability. He finished the game with 16-of-33 shooting, including 8-of-16 from beyond the arc, and added six rebounds and two assists to his impressive stat line.

The Kings, who were without their star player De’Aaron Fox due to injury, struggled to keep up with the Jazz’s offensive firepower. They were led by Buddy Hield, who scored 23 points on 9-of-18 shooting, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Clarkson’s hot hand.

The game was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams trading leads throughout the first half. The Jazz took a slim 58-56 lead into halftime, but the Kings came out strong in the third quarter, outscoring Utah 34-28 to take a 90-86 lead heading into the final period.

But Clarkson refused to let the Jazz go down without a fight. He scored 17 points in the fourth quarter alone, hitting clutch shots and making key plays down the stretch to help his team secure the win.

The victory was a much-needed one for the Jazz, who had lost their previous two games and were looking to get back on track. With the win, they improved to 29-10 on the season and remain in first place in the Western Conference.

For Clarkson, the game was a reminder of just how talented he is as a scorer. The 28-year-old guard has been a key contributor for the Jazz all season long, averaging 17.5 points per game off the bench. But his performance against the Kings was on another level, and it’s clear that he has the ability to take over games when he’s at his best.

As the Jazz look to make a deep playoff run this season, they’ll need Clarkson to continue playing at a high level. If he can replicate his performance against the Kings on a consistent basis, there’s no telling how far this team can go.