Bulls Can’t Close, Fall Late in 4th

Bulls Can't Close Fall Late in 4th

Bulls Can’t Close, Fall Late in 4th (Sacramento, CA) – The 4-5 Chicago Bulls faced off against the Sacramento Kings (4-4) tonight in California. The Bulls came out tonight looking to have a winning record for the first time this season after a come-back win against Sunday against the Blazers Tuesday night. They fell short, losing 124-128.

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Close Game Despite Kings Lead

The game was tight from the beginning, with the score being tied a total of 12 times with 12 lead changes. The Kings held on to their slight lead throughout most of the game, with their biggest lead of the night at 12 points following an 8-point run.

Bulls Lose Despite Stats

Both teams scored 62 points in the paint. Chicago led the rebound game, with 51 to Sacramento’s 47. Twenty-seven Bulls assists to Sacramento’s 30 fell slightly short; but their 53% field goal percentage and 80% free throw percentage to Sacramento’s 52% and 74%, respectively, are great.

Despite their loss, Coby White had a career-high scoring game with 36 points and 7 assists with zero turnovers. LaVine totaled 32 points while Carter Jr. grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds.

Kings Spread the Points Around

Tyrese Haliburton scored a season-high 17 points in the fourth quarter. Marvin Bagley III totaled 21 points and 12 rebounds, while Harrison Barnes scored 20. Richaun Holmes had 24 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Lost at the End of the 4th

After tying the game at 110-110 with 5 minutes left in the game, the Bulls let up and never got another lead (or tie, for that matter). LaVine missed a quick 3-point shot with 5 minutes left in the game. He tried to make up for it by hitting another 3 with 3 seconds left, but it was too little too late. The Bulls fell 124-128.

Up Ahead

The Chicago Bulls face the LA Lakers tomorrow (Jan. 7) at 9:00 PM CST in their 3rd consecutive road game in the west coast

The Sacramento Kings play the Toronto Raptors at home on Friday (Jan. 8) at 7:00 PM PST.

Bulls Can’t Close, Fall Late in 4th

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