Chicago 108, Sacramento 98

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, December 29, 2011 10:00 PM
Location - Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento, California
Officials - #63 Derek Richardson, #40 Leon Wood, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 17317

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 30 30 25 23 108
Sacramento 24 29 22 23 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 2-1 0-0 2-1 W1
Sacramento 1-2 1-1 0-1 L2

Recap


Derrick Rose had 19 points and eight assists to help the Chicago Bulls to a 108-98 victory over the host Sacramento Kings on Thursday.

Carlos Boozer had 16 points and 15 rebounds and Richard Hamilton scored 16 points for Chicago, which improved to 2-1 on its season-opening four-game road trip.

Marcus Thornton scored 20 points for Sacramento (1-2), which lost its second straight contest.

The Kings battled back from a 15-point second-quarter deficit to pull with 74-73 on a basket by DeMarcus Cousins with 4:20 left in the third quarter. But C.J. Watson hit a 3-pointer to start a run of seven straight Chicago points and the Bulls had the lead back up to 85-75 on Boozer’s basket in the final minute of the stanza.

Tyreke Evans scored 17 points, Cousins had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Jimmer Fredette scored 14 points for Sacramento.

Chicago never trailed over the last 45 minutes of the contest. The Bulls used a 15-0 run to take a 19-5 lead on Hamilton’s three-point play with 5:35 left in the opening quarter.

The lead was again 15 points four minutes into the second quarter after back-to-back 3-pointers by Kyle Korver but Sacramento battled back to cut its deficit to 60-53 at halftime.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Sacramento
Derrick Rose 19 Scoring Marcus Thornton 20
C.J. Watson 9 Assists Chuck Hayes 4
Carlos Boozer 15 Rebounds DeMarcus Cousins 12
Derrick Rose 5 Free Throws Made DeMarcus Cousins 7
Richard Hamilton 2 Steals Tyreke Evans 3
Joakim Noah 2 Blocks DeMarcus Cousins 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 108 53.8 6-12 16-21 25 41 5 6 18
Sacramento 98 42.2 8-17 20-34 13 42 2 8 16

Upcoming Games

  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against New York. The Kings have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers . The Bulls have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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