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Feb 3, 2024 10:53 pm

Kings’ stars provide big lift in win over Bulls

De’Aaron Fox scored 41 points, Domantas Sabonis recorded his 14th triple-double of the season with 13 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Sacramento Kings improved to 5-1 on their seven-game road trip with a 123-115 defeat of the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.

Fox scored 14 in a wild fourth quarter, during which Sacramento held off a furious Chicago rally. The Bulls trailed by as many as 30 in the third quarter before a 29-9 burst sent them into the final period down 91-81.

Chicago pulled to within a one-possession margin in the final minute behind the trio of Coby White, DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic.

White scored 12 of his team-high 26 points in the fourth, while DeRozan and Vucevic combined to score 11 consecutive Bulls points in a stretch spanning almost three minutes.

DeRozan connected on a jumper with 59 seconds remaining that brought Chicago to within three points. But after a pair of Fox free throws pushed the lead back to five, Sabonis successfully contested DeRozan at the rim to effectively put the game away for Sacramento.

DeRozan and Vucevic each finished with 24 points. DeRozan grabbed seven rebounds, dished six assists and made four steals. Vucevic led Chicago with 12 rebounds.

Ayo Dosunmu was the only other Bull to score in double-figures with 18 points.

Malik Monk (22 points) and Trey Lyles (16 points) came off the bench and excelled for the Kings. Monk also had seven assists and five rebounds.

Harrison Barnes scored four of his 11 points in the final 1:10, including a big pull-up jumper that kept the Sacramento lead at two possessions down the stretch.

The Kings shot 15-of-39 from 3-point range, which helped make the difference. Chicago finished 11-of-34 from beyond the arc.

–Field Level Media

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