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Wednesday, December 11th (All times Eastern)

Utah Jazz (4-19) at Sacramento Kings (6-13). 10 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The new-look Sacramento Kings will unveil their newest addition, Rudy Gay, Wednesday night when they welcome the Utah Jazz to Sleep Train Arena.

Gay was acquired alongside Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray on Monday in exchange for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes. All three new Kings are expected to play on Wednesday.

"I have a couple guys with me that came with me. It's a new beginning," Gay told reporters before Sacramento's win over the Dallas Mavericks. "I've been saying it all day. They have a lot of young pieces and I'm glad to be a part of it."

Gay averaged 19.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 18 games this season for the Raptors. He was shooting a career-low 38.8 percent

With four players on the way out, the Kings were short-handed against the Mavs, but still prevailed, 112-97. Sacramento had only 10 available players, but snapped a four-game home losing streak.

"We didn't care if we had 10 or 15 players, we had enough talent to win this game," Kings coach Michael Malone said. "Our next challenge is to figure out the new guys and how they're going to play and at what position."

Gay and another newcomer, Derrick Williams, are expected to start at the forward spots, alongside DeMarcus Cousins, rookie Ben McLemore and Isaiah Thomas, who started Monday night in place of Vasquez.

Against the Mavs, Cousins scored 32 points and grabbed 19 rebounds. Williams had a career-best 31 points and Thomas added 24 and 12 assists. Jason Thompson, who is expected to come off the bench now, chipped in 10.

The Jazz have dropped four straight, including Saturday night to the Kings, but only one was on the road. On Monday, Utah lost at home to the Portland Trail Blazers, 105-94 to lose their third in a row in Salt Lake City.

Utah was in it against Portland, trailing by only five with 90 seconds to go. Nicolas Batum and Damian Lillard nailed consecutive 3-pointers to push the lead to 11 and put the game out of reach.

"You play good 'D' for like 22, 23 seconds, and they hit the crazy shots. It's tough, but that's basketball. We just need to learn how to close the games," said Jazz center Enes Kanter.

Alec Burks led the way for the Jazz with 20 points off the bench. Kanter added 19 followed by 17 from Gordon Hayward. Trey Burke finished with 15 and Richard Jefferson chipped in 13 points.

Derrick Favors missed the contest with lower back soreness.

The Kings have taken four of the last six meetings between the teams and four of the last five in Sacramento.

12/11 10:24:43 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
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7:05pm Tonight
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Final
WAS 3
STL 4
Final
CLE 0
TOR 5
Final
DET 5
ANA 2
 
9th
BOS 4
BAL 2
 
7th
KAN 5
MIN 4
 
6th
CHC 3
CIN 0
 
1st
OAK 0
HOU 0
 
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PIT
MIL
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NYM
ATL
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TAM
NYY
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
SEA
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
CWS
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LOS
ARI
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COL
PHI
8:40pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
Final
TOR 87
BRK 94
2nd
LAC 31
GSW 30
 
7:00pm Tonight
IND
ATL
9:30pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
2nd
STL 2
CHI 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR