Bulls 25, Kings 23
CHICAGO - The Kings have been their own worst enemy with nine turnovers that have led to 15 points for the Bulls here at United Center.
The turnovers have covered up the five turnovers the Kings have forced and their 56. percent shooting. Tyreke Evans has been good with 11 points and two assists. Evans has yet to miss a shot.
Three Bulls (Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, Rip Hamilton) each have six points for Chicago. The Bulls are shooting 52.2 percent, helped by the Kings' sloppy play.
The Kings started the game with Isaiah Thomas, Evans, James Johnson, Jason Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins, the lineup that started two of the final three preseason games.
Smart said he's known for a while that would be the starting lineup even as he experimented with groups during the preseason.