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March 13, 2013
In-game blog: Kings vs. Bulls

FINAL
Kings 121, Bulls 79

Tyreke Evans and Isaiah Thomas led the Kings to a lopsided win over the Chicago Bulls Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena.

The Kings led by as many as 45 points in what was their biggest margin of victory this season.

Evans scored a game-high 26 points on 11-of-13 shooting to go with seven assists, five rebounds and three steals.

Thomas had 22 points as the Kings starting backcourt outscored the Bulls starting guards 48-19 (all 19 points from Nate Robinson).

Sacramento (23-43) is off until a game Sunday in Los Angeles against the Lakers.

The Kings shot 54.2 percent and committed just five turnovers in the win.

Carlos Boozer had 21 points for the Bulls (35-29).

THIRD QUARTER
Kings 93, Bulls 60

The Kings led by as many as 44 points (their biggest lead of the season) as they continue to blow out the Bulls.

Tyreke Evans has 24 points and seven assists. Isaiah Thomas added 22 points in what has been a one-sided game most of the night.

Evans is shooting 10-for-11 and also has three steals and a blocked shot.

The Kings are shooting 56.9 percent with only four turnovers for the game. The Bulls are shooting 39.1 percent and have allowed 17 points off 12 turnovers.

HALFTIME
Kings 65, Bulls 36

The Kings had what might have been their most impressive first half of the season. Sacramento shot 58.3 percent, committed one turnover and held the Bulls to 35 percent shooting.

The one turnover is a season low for a half.

Tyreke Evans led the way with 18 points and six assists. Patrick Patterson and Isaiah Thomas each had 11 points.

The Kings have 15 fast break points and 32 points in the paint and have led by as many as 34 points.

Carlos Boozer (16 points) is the only Bull to score in double figures.

FIRST QUARTER
Kings 34, Bulls 20

The Kings are shooting 65.2 percent (15 of 23) and had no turnovers as they jumped out to an early lead.

Patrick Patterson had 11 points and five rounds in his first start as a King. Isaiah Thomas had nine points and Tyreke Evans had eight points.

Patterson started at power forward and Jason Thompson started at center for DeMarcus Cousins, who out with a left quad contusion.

Carlos Boozer led Chicago with 11 points.

Cousins avoided a league suspension for his flagrant foul 2 in Sunday's loss to Milwaukee. He is listed as day-to-day.

Patterson made all five of his shots in the first quarter.




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