Evans, Kings bounce back to beat Jazz

Evans, Kings bounce back to beat Jazz
November 25, 2012, 12:47 am
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SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Tyreke Evans #13 of the Sacramento Kings shoots the ball against Jamaal Tinsley #6 of the Utah Jazz on November 24, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Don Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Tyreke Evans scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half and the slumping Sacramento Kings beat the Utah Jazz 108-97 on Saturday night.

The Kings squandered a 13-point lead in a two-point loss Friday in Utah, but this time held on to win for only the second time in eight games.

Jason Thompson had 16 points and nine rebounds for Sacramento, which outscored the Jazz 56-41 in the second half. Aaron Brooks made three 3-pointers and scored 13 points. Sacramento committed 12 first-half turnovers, but had just two after intermission.

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was ejected with 1:35 left in the third quarter after arguing over a foul he committed against Enes Kanter. Cousins, the Kings' leading scorer and rebounder, had 13 points and nine rebounds.