Bulls Vs. Kings: Chicago Holds On For 107-96 Victory In Sacramento

The Chicago Bulls (1-1) travel to Sacramento to take on the Kings (1-1) on Thursday night.

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Bulls Vs. Kings Final Score: Chicago Holds On In 107-96 Victory

The Chicago Bulls didn't have an easy time, but they came away with a 107-96 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night. Chicago led for essentially the entire game, but the Kings managed to tie the game for an instant in the second half before drifting away a bit.

Some big early leads gave way for the Bulls, as they got up by as many as 15 on two separate occasions in the first half but ended up leading 60-54 going into halftime. After a pretty tight third quarter, the Bulls were able to hold off the Kings in the fourth just enough to really prevent things from getting too close. Sacramento had some major missed opportunities at the free throw line, as the Kings made just 20 of 34 attempts (59 percent) from the charity stripe.

It was a balanced attack for Chicago on the night, as ten different players scored at least four points. Derrick Rose had a solid night with 19 points and 8 assists, while Richard Hamilton and Carlos Boozer were efficient in adding 16 points apiece. Ronnie Brewer and Kyle Korver were also effective scoring on the wings, as they combined to score 18 points on perfect 7-for-7 shooting, including 4-for-4 shooting from three-point range, in 18 minutes of play. The Kings were led by Marcus Thornton and Tyreke Evans, who scored a combined 39 points.

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Bulls Vs. Kings Score Update: Chicago Leads 94-82 Early In The Fourth Quarter

The Chicago Bulls are playing pretty well on Thursday night, but they haven't been able to pull away from the Sacramento Kings. The Bulls currently lead 94-82 early in the fourth quarter, as the Kings continue to put up a pretty good fight in front of their home crowd.

It's been a pretty good night for the Bulls shooting-wise, as they've knocked down 56 percent of their shots, but fouls have been a major issue all night. The Bulls have out-rebounded the Kings and held Sacramento to just 44 percent shooting from the field, but the Kings have attempted 27 free throws on the game compared to just 10 by the Bulls.

Chicago has led for essentially the entire game, but it doesn't appear that this game will end up being a blowout. The Kings are an interesting team with some talented players like Tyreke Evans, DeMarcus Cousins and Marcus Thornton, so they're not always easy to keep quiet.

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Bulls Vs. Kings Score Update: Chicago Leads 60-53 At Halftime

The Chicago Bulls once again got back out to a 15 point lead, and once again they've allowed the Sacramento Kings to get back into things. Another run by Sacramento late in the quarter has Chicago leading 60-53 going into halftime.

After the Kings went on a 9-0 run to close out the first quarter and cut Chicago's lead to six points, the Bulls extended their lead back to 15 points thanks to a 10-0 run spearheaded by Kyle Korver. The Kings wouldn't allow the lead to get any bigger than that, though, and this time they finished off the quarter on a 8-1 run. Chicago still leads by seven points going into halftime, but Sacramento has kept this game very competitive.

Derrick Rose vowed to be more active earlier in games after a disappointing performance against Golden State in Chicago's second game, and he's Chicago's leading scorer so far. The reigning MVP has 11 points and five assists so far, but it's been a balanced attack by the Bulls. Luol Deng, Richard Hamilton, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, Ronnie Brewer and Kyle Korver have all scored at least six points apiece tonight in addition to Rose.

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Bulls Vs. Kings: Chicago Gets Out To 30-24 Lead After First Period

A few days after struggling in a loss against the Golden State Warriors, the Chicago Bulls are looking much better against a different California team. Even after a little run at the end of the period, the Bulls are holding a 30-24 lead over the Sacramento Kings after one quarter on Thursday night.

Chicago actually led 30-15 at one point, but the Kings went on a 9-0 run to end the period. The Bulls were dominant on defense initially, limiting the Kings to one make on their first 13 shot attempts, but Sacramento has shot 7-for-8 since that point. Some sloppiness has been an issue for Chicago so far, as the Bulls have turned the ball over five times and committed six fouls already.

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Bulls Vs. Kings Preview: Derrick Rose Seeking To Help Bulls Bounce Back

The Chicago Bulls (1-1) travel to Sacramento to take on the Kings (1-1) on Thursday night.

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