SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Buddy Hield scored 21 points, Harrison Barnes added 19 and the Sacramento Kings beat the Chicago Bulls 98-81 to snap a six-game losing streak. De'Aaron Fox had 18 points, seven assists and six rebounds as the Kings led virtually wire-to-wire.
Zach LaVine scored 21 for the Bulls, who had won four of seven. Chicago was 8 for 37 (21.6%) on 3-pointers. The Bulls played without forward Lauri Markkanen, who will miss four to six weeks with a right hip injury.
Besides the ending of a six-game losing streak, what is maybe the most interesting part of this game is Buddy Hield coming off the bench. Starting in his place was Bogdan Bogdanovic who ended the night with 12 points and 3 assists.
Although it would be no surprise if Luke Walton reinserted the $100 million man back into the starting lineup going forward, it is not surprising to see the 16-29 Kings hit the panic button.
At this point, Kings fans are used to this.
The Kings head to Minnesota to play the 15-30 Timberwolves on Monday at 5:00 p.m. while the Chicago Bulls will head to Cleveland to play the Cavaliers in what is sure to be a battle for the #1 overall draft pick.