SACRAMENTO -- For the Sacramento Kings, it was like an out-of-body-experience.
The Kings dominated the Chicago Bulls from start to finish in fashioning a 121-79 victory before a surprised but jubilant announced crowd of 14,426 fans at Sleep Train Arena on Wednesday night.
The Kings (23-43) led by as many as 44 points against one of the NBA's best road teams (17-15). Sacramento did so despite not having the services of center DeMarcus Cousins, who injured his left knee Sunday when he collided with Milwaukee's Mike Dunleavy.
Tyreke Evans was at his attacking best with 26 points, while Isaiah Thomas led five other Kings in double-figure scoring with 22 points.
The Bulls (35-29) only had three double-figure scorers led by Carlos Boozer's 21 and Nate Robinson's 19.
Sacramento clearly didn't feel the absence of Cousins, who sat on the bench in his sweatsuit. The Kings held a 34-20 lead at the end of the first quarter by playing near flawless ball at each end of the floor.
The Kings shot 65 percent in the first period led by Patrick Patterson's 11-point, 5-of-5 shooting as he stepped in the starting lineup for Cousins. They didn't commit a turnover until late in second period and finished with five turnovers.
Meanwhile, the Bulls spent the entire first half attempting to put together consistent stretches of successful offense against the Kings defense.
The Kings stretched their lead to a season-high 44 points in the third quarter. Sacramento didn't commit its second turnover until late in the third.
NOTES: The Bulls entered the game with a five-game winning streak over Sacramento. ... Chicago is in a stretch of five of six games on the road. ... The Kings registered 20 or more assists in each of the previous 11 games. ... Chicago's Joakim Noah has led the Bulls in rebounding during the past eight games and has had 10-plus boards in six consecutive games. ... The Bulls have held 33 opponents to fewer than 100 points. Conversely, the Kings have limited seven opponents to fewer than 90 points. ... Bulls guard Richard Hamilton was not with the team because of a lower back strain. ... Kings swingman James Johnson missed his second straight game because of personal reasons. ... Patterson, who was obtained in a deadline trade last month, is known for his versatility: "I like to think I'm well-rounded, but my second-year in the league I started to focus more on defense. I started watching more film and taking it more personally when people (attacked) me."