Instant Analysis: Kings run with the Bulls, outpace Chicago for win
Kings out-run the Bulls
In a battle of two struggling young teams, the Sacramento Kings found a way to pull one out at the United Center on Friday evening.
Riding the hot shooting of veteran big Zach Randolph and a career night from rookie Bogdan Bogdanovic, Sacramento picked up their third road win of the season with a 107-106 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
The Kings finished the night with 29 assists and shot a stellar 52.9 from the field as they improved to 7-15 on the season.
Old man game. Z-Bo went at the Chicago Bulls and found pay dirt time and time again. The veteran scored 17 of his team-high 25 points in the first half. He added 13 rebounds, three assists and a block in the win.
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Bogdan Bogdanovic looked comfortable. The rookie out of Serbia, hit 6-for-12 from the field on his way to a career-best 19 points. He ran the second team offense on most possessions, finishing with four assists in 30 minutes of action.
This one went down to the wire with the Kings coming away with the big shots when they needed it. Willie Cauley-Stein fed De’Aaron Fox for a dunk with 24.2 seconds remaining to give Sacramento the four point lead and they held on for the win.
Justin Jackson, Malachi Richardson and Georgios Papagiannis were assigned to the Reno Bighorns of the G-League. Harry Giles is out until January at the earliest due to bilateral knee rehab.
The Kings fly to Milwaukee following the game where they’ll face the Bucks on the second night of a back-to-back for the second time this week. They’ll come home after the game in Milwaukee, but head back out on the road where they’ll see LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.