SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De’Aaron Fox had 34 points, six assists and six rebounds as the Sacramento Kings beat the stumbling Chicago Bulls 112-103 on Monday night.
Domontas Sabonis added 22 points and seven rebounds after missing two games, and Sacramento ended a four-game skid with its third victory in 10 games. Davion Mitchell scored 16 and Donte DiVincenzo had 15.READ MORE: Republic Win Over Earthquakes At US Open Cup Match Gives New Hope To MLS Dream
Zach LaVine had 27 points and six assists for Chicago. Nikola Vucevic added 23 points and 10 rebounds, and DeMar DeRozan scored 21. The Bulls, who entered the night fourth in the East, have lost six of eight.
Chicago trailed by 20 at halftime but DeRozan scored seven points in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter to cut Sacramento’s lead to 90-89.
After Coby White missed a 3-pointer that would have given the Bulls the lead, Fox scored on a driving layup, Trey Lyles made one of two free throws and DiVincenzo added a 3.
The Bulls got within 108-103 but Fox and DiVincenzo each sank two free throws over the final 37 seconds.
Fox shot 13 of 25 while registering his third consecutive game and 12th of the season with 30 or more points.
The Bulls haven’t won in Sacramento since Dec. 2, 2019.READ MORE: Missing Auburn Man Found Dead Near Gold Country Fairgrounds
BULLS FANS IN TOWN
A very large contingent of Bulls fans were in attendance, nearly turning Golden 1 Center into a Western version of the United Center. The Chicago fans cheered loudly throughout the game, twice serenading DeRozan with chants of “MVP! MVP!”
Bulls: LaVine’s 3-pointer in the first quarter was the 1,000th of his career and 700th with Chicago.
Kings: Sabonis missed one game because of an NBA suspension and another to be with his wife for the birth of their child. … Justin Holiday (non-COVID-19 illness), Jeremy Lamb (personal reasons) and Alex Len (back soreness) did not play. … Sacramento forward Richaun Holmes was fined $25,000 by the NBA for “forcefully throwing the game ball” into the stands Saturday at the end of the third quarter in a loss at Utah. Holmes was given a technical foul and ejected.
Bulls: Stay on the road to face the Jazz on Wednesday. Chicago beat Utah at home earlier this season but has lost three straight in Salt Lake City.MORE NEWS: Turlock Man Accused Of Sending And Receiving Child Porn Online
Kings: Host the Bucks on Wednesday. Milwaukee hasn’t lost in Sacramento since 2016.