PHOTO CREDIT: DeMarcus Cousins, (15) of the Sacramento Kings keeps an eye on an official after he was called for a foul against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 at Power Balance Pavilion Hector Amezcua, Sacramento Bee.
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Result: The Chicago Bulls defeated the Sacramento Kings 108-98 on Thursday at Power Balance Pavilion. View the box score.
- The Kings are "pinning this loss on their own incompetence," Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) writes in today's newspaper recap.
- Jones writes in today's newspaper that teams will continue to defend Jimmer Fredette with taller players to limit his range.
- Jones, in a blog post this morning, focuses on the team's struggles at the free throw stripe.
- Matt Kawahara (@matthewkawahara), in a post-game blog post, gets reaction from coach Paul Westphal.
- View the photo gallery by Hector Amezcua (@hectoramezcua).
- View the snapshot photo gallery.
- View last night's game chat.
Chicago Bulls coverage:
- "For the first time in three games, Derrick Rose saw flashes of the team that compiled a 62-20 record during a breakout 2010-11 campaign," Nick Friedell (@ESPNChiBulls) writes in a blog post on the Chicago Bulls Report blog on ESPN.
- "(Chicago Bulls coach Tom) Thibodeau was unhappy that Rose wasn't getting more whistles on offense," Friedell writes in a blog post on the Chicago Bulls Report blog on ESPN.
- Friedell offers his rapid reaction on the Chicago Bulls Report blog on ESPN.
- "This was a far cry from the sluggish offensive play that had defined the Bulls' first two games," K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) writes in today's newspaper recap for the Chicago Tribune.
- "For the first time this young season, the Bulls' offense looked like the Bulls' offense of old," Neil Hayes (@bynhayes) writes in today's newspaper recap for the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Jonathan Santiago (@itsJONsantiago) and James Ham (@James_Ham) break down last night's game in a blog post for TrueHoop Network affiliate Cowbell Kingdom.
- "Perhaps the most glaring weakness tonight was the lack of transition defense," writes Akis Yerocostas (@Aykis16) in a blog post on SB Nation affiliate Sactown Royalty.
- "While the Kings certainly had moments of poor basketball on both ends, you've got to keep it in perspective," writes Scott Levin (@KingsSLev) writes in a blog post on FanSided affiliate A Royal Pain.
- "Sloppy rebounding, bad second and third efforts, and inconsistent officiating kept the game close," writes Alex Sonty (@AlexSontyHoops) in a blog post on SB Nation affiliate Blog a Bull.
- "A lot of it can be attributed to the Bulls looking like a championship contender, but there was an array of problems with the Kings on both offense and defense last night," writes Blake Ellington (@blakeellington) in a blog post on Sacramento Connect partner Bleed Black And Purple.
• View the video highlights at NBA.com.
- "While it's only three games, it's possible that the Kings will shatter the record for fewest assists in a season," writes John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) in a his Hollinger's Harbingers column for ESPN.
- ESPN The Magazine's Chris Palmer (@ESPNChrisPalmer) selects Marcus Thornton as one of his First-time All-Star candidates.
- "For the first time since 2002, the Kings aren't boring," writes Nick Miller (@NickMiller916) in a story for the Sacramento News & Review.
Tweets of the day:
Tough loss tonight, had alot of mistakes for a young team. Back at it in the morning— Bobby Jackson (@TheBobbyJackson) December 30, 2011
Tuff loss tonight have to get better at some things but it will come together— Marcus Thornton (@OfficialMT23) December 30, 2011
Online coverage from The Bee this season:
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