Chicago 121, Sacramento 115

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #6 Tony Brown, # Matthew Myers
Attendance - 21936

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 24 28 25 38 115
Chicago 27 29 32 33 121

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 10-18 7-5 3-13 L2
Chicago 24-7 10-1 14-6 W1

Recap


Luol Deng scored 23 points to lead six players in double figures and the Chicago Bulls held off the visiting Sacramento Kings 121-115 on Tuesday night.

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose missed his third straight game because of back spasms. The league's reigning MVP has missed eight games this season with toe and back injuries.

Joakim Noah scored 22 points and had 11 rebounds for Chicago, which improved to 6-2 when Rose has been sidelined.

Kyle Korver added 18 points and Carlos Boozer scored 16 to help the Bulls win for the sixth time in seven games. Chicago just completed a 6-3 road trip and was playing its first game at the United Center since Jan. 27.

DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points and had 17 rebounds for Sacramento, which started a six-game road trip. Tyreke Evans added 27 points.

Sacramento cut a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter to 115-112 on two free throws by Evans with 19.8 seconds remaining.

After Korver hit two free throws, Marcus Thornton's 3-pointer with 14.8 seconds left made it 117-115. Korver converted two more free throws before Thornton missed a 3-pointer and Deng added two foul shots.

The Bulls were 24 for 26 at the foul line and had 33 assists, including 11 by Deng.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   Chicago
DeMarcus Cousins 28 Scoring Luol Deng 23
Tyreke Evans 8 Assists Luol Deng 11
DeMarcus Cousins 17 Rebounds Joakim Noah 11
Tyreke Evans 8 Free Throws Made Luol Deng 9
DeMarcus Cousins 3 Steals Ronnie Brewer 1
DeMarcus Cousins 2 Blocks Joakim Noah 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 115 47.2 9-17 22-28 21 46 4 7 14
Chicago 121 52.4 9-19 24-26 33 40 8 6 13

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Boston. The Bulls have a W/L % of .708 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against New York . The Kings have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .353 after a loss.
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