Vezenkov returned to action with 5 points in Sacramento's win

Alexander Vezenkov returned to action for the Sacramento Kings after a long injury layoff as his team beat the Utah Jazz 127-106 at home in an NBA regular season game. The Bulgarian basketball player missed nearly two months with a sprained ankle, not playing in the Kings' last 22 games.

He logged nearly ten minutes of action that night, recording 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, and 1 turnover. Vezenkov was accurate in shooting, making 2 out of a total of 3 attempts and scored the only shot from the three.

The game was evenly matched in the first two halves, with the score tied shortly after the start of the third quarter, but then the home team went on a 23-2 run to take control and cruise to a convincing victory. Keegan Murray was the top scorer for Sacramento with 25 points (5 triples), De'Aaron Fox and Harrison Barnes added 24 each, while Domantas Sabonis had another double-double - 17 points and 11 rebounds. For Utah, Bryce Sensabaugh and Collin Sexton each scored 22 points.

With this success, Sacramento climbed to seventh place in the Western Conference standings with 43 wins and 31 losses. The top six teams in each conference qualify directly for the playoffs, while the seventh through tenth place teams play in a play-in tournament for the final two positions. Utah is in 12th place with no chance for the playoffs. /BGNES