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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