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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- C.J. Miles scored 20 points and Al Jefferson added 19 to help the Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 94-83 on Monday night.

After hitting five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter in a comeback win over Portland Saturday, Miles keyed two runs that gave the Jazz their third win in the last four starts.

No team has won more road games (6) in the NBA than Utah, but the Jazz have struggled at home this season, a place they have rarely lost in recent years. Miles wouldn't let teh Jazz need any late-game rally this time as they grabbed the lead in the second quarter and never trailed again to move to 4-3 at home.

Sacramento (4-9) suffered its eighth loss in its last nine games after a promising 3-1 start. The Kings are averaging 90 points over that span after scoring 108.8 per game in their first four this season. Sacramento scored 27 points in the fourth quarter after the games was out of reach.

Carl Landry led the Kings with 12 points. Tyreke Evans, who scored a season-low nine points in their 75-71 loss Sunday to New Orleans, couldn't find a rhythm and made just 3 of 12 from the field for 11 points with three turnovers.

Miles finished the third quarter with a flurry, sparking a 9-2 run to put the Jazz up 78-56 entering the final period. He made 8 of 13 shots as he tries to make up for an extended shooting slump to start the season.

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