Kings win in Chicago, end six-game
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[January 25, 2020]
Buddy Hield scored 21 points on
7-for-12 shooting off the bench, and the Sacramento Kings pulled
away for a 98-81 win over the host Chicago Bulls on Friday night.
Harrison Barnes added 19 points for the Kings while De'Aaron Fox
finished with 18. Sacramento snapped a six-game losing streak and
posted its first victory since Jan. 7 against the Phoenix Suns.
Zach LaVine scored 21 points to lead the Bulls. Chandler Hutchison
had 11 points off the bench and Thaddeus Young and Kris Dunn both
finished with 10 for Chicago, which lost for the second time in the
past three games.
Sacramento regained a double-digit lead with a 10-4 run to start the
fourth quarter. Bogdan Bogdanovic scored to make it 85-73 with 7:02
remaining, prompting the Bulls to call timeout less than 20 seconds
The break did little to halt momentum for the Kings, who led
comfortably the rest of the way. Bulls coach Jim Boylen and LaVine
each drew technical fouls in the final five minutes after arguing
about a non-call.
The Kings entered the fourth quarter with a 75-69 advantage. Fox
capped a 7-0 run to close the third quarter when he drove to the net
for a layup with 7.4 seconds to go.
After trailing by double digits at halftime, the Bulls stormed back
with a 12-2 run to open the third quarter to even the score at
56-56. LaVine set the tone for the scoring outburst with four
straight Bulls baskets including a driving layup, back-to-back
3-pointers and a slam dunk off a feed from Dunn.
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Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) reacts in the second half against the
Chicago Bulls at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA
Sacramento led 54-44 at halftime. Nemanja Bjelica scored 13 points
before the break to lead the Kings, and Hield had 10.
The Bulls fell behind 9-0 to start the game before Dunn finally
broke the scoring drought 3:41 after the opening tip. Chicago
climbed within 19-18 before Sacramento finished the first quarter on
a 10-3 run to go ahead 29-21.
The Kings pushed their lead to 12 points when Hield made a 3-pointer
in the final minute of the first half to make it 54-42. Young
responded with a tip-in shot for the Bulls with 21.6 seconds left to
cap the scoring before the break.
--Field Level Media
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