DeMarcus Cousins posted his 29th double-double this season, scoring 25 points and registering 16 rebounds, to help the Sacramento Kings blow out the Chicago Bulls, 99-70. The Kings had a strong shooting performance, finishing 36-69 (52.2%) from the field and 25-34 (73.5%) at the free throw line. Sacramento (16-32) has won just two of its last 10 games.
Cousins went 8-15 and converted 9-15 from the free throw line. Rudy Gay chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds for Sacramento as well. Despite the loss, Jimmy Butler scored 17 points for Chicago on 4-11 shooting (1-3 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 8-10 from the free throw line.
In addition to 20.0% from 3-point range, the Bulls tallied an eFG% of just 30.8%. They are 3-9 on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Kings, conversely, are undefeated (4-0) when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.
Chicago (23-24) has now lost back-to-back games after falling to New Orleans on Saturday.
Coming up next, the Kings square off with the Toronto Raptors, who are 26-22 on the year. The Bulls go up against the Phoenix Suns, currently 29-18 this season. The Bulls have a 1-0 record against Phoenix this season.