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Jazz hope to rebound against Kings, Jimmer
First Published Mar 30 2012 09:12 am • Last Updated Mar 30 2012 09:12 am

The Jazz continue what their fans hope is a late-season drive for the NBA playoffs Friday night, when Utah faces former BYU star Jimmer Fredette and the Sacramento Kings at EnergySolutions Arena.

The game starts at 7 p.m. and will be carried on Root Sports.

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The Jazz concluded a three-game road trip Wednesday night with a 94-82 loss at Boston.

The loss dropped Utah’s record to 27-24, but the Jazz remain tied for seventh place in the Western Conference with Denver and Houston.

The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

In the loss to Boston, the Jazz had trouble containing Kevin Garnett, who scored 23 points. Paul Pierce added 20 as the Celtics opened an 18-point lead midway through the third quarter and held on down the stretch.

"They are a veteran ballclub," coach Tyrone Corbin said. "Any mistakes you make, they make you pay for it."

The Jazz hope to bounce back against the Kings.

It will be Fredette’s second game in Utah since Sacramento used its No. 1 pick on him in last summer’s draft.

Utah edged the Kings, 96-93, on Jan. 28, when Fredette missed a 3-point shot at the buzzer.

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In 45 games this season, Fredette averages 7.2 points and 3.3 assists in 18 minutes. He is shooting 38.4 percent from the field, but 37.3 percent from the 3-point line.

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