Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Joakim Noah had 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls toppled the Sacramento Kings, 94-87 Saturday at United Center.
After the first quarter ended 23-all, Taj Gibson score 12 second quarter points to give the Bulls a 48-43 advantage at halftime.
DeMarcus Cousins scored the Kings’ first seven points in the third to tie the game at 50.
The game was tied twice more in the third at 55-all and 57-all before Noah’s jumper ignited a 7-0 blast to give the Bulls a 64-57 lead.
But the Kings answered with a 6-0 burst, all on free throws, to cut the lead at 64-63 at the end of the third.
The game was close early in the foruth before the Bulls broke a 72-all by scoring seven unanswered points and take a 79-72 lead.
The Kings tried to cut the lead but they would not get closer than three points at 86-83 and 90-87 from there on.
Cousins had 25 points and 14 rebounds while Isaiah Thomas scored 26 for the Kings (23-43).