DeRozan, who has scored 16 of 27 field goals, became the first player in NBA history to score 35 points or more and shoot 50% or better in seven consecutive games. Chamberlain did it in six consecutive seasons twice – during the 1960-1961 and 1962-1963 seasons.
It was also DeRozan’s eighth consecutive game with 30 or more points. It’s the longest such streak for a Bulls player since Michael Jordan did it in eight straight in January 1996.
They also went half a game ahead of Miami to top the Eastern Conference though Zach Lavigne He lost him for the third time in a row due to a sore left knee.
Diaron Fox led Sacramento with 33 points and nine assists. Dumantas Sabonis He added 22 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists in his fourth game since a deal from Indiana. Harrison Barnes He scored 17 goals, but the Kings lost their second goal in a row after winning twice in a row.
DeRozan, the NBA’s fourth-quarter goal-scoring leader, had 12 points in the recent period to help Chicago win.
DeRozan hit the 30-point mark when he fired 15 feet off the crossover to make it 107-98 with 7:10 remaining. And he made several big shots along the stretch.
DeRozan hit 3 with about 5:15 left after Sacramento pulled out within two. He also converted a three-point play to take the lead to 115-109 with 3:51 left, and the Bulls remained in control the rest of the way.
Kings: Interim coach Alvin Gentry J . said Davion Mitchell (Right hand injured) has a “little bruise” and he wasn’t sure if the 9th overall draft pick would play at the Rising Stars game in Cleveland on Friday over the All-Star weekend.
Bulls: LaVine has been medically cleared for this weekend’s All-Star Celebrations in Cleveland and is back in the lineup after the break. Lavigne got approval after his left knee was drained and lubricant was injected in Los Angeles, coach Billy Donovan He said. Lavigne can resume activities after about 48 hours. … Donovan said he expects J Alex Caruso To start dribbling and paying off within a week to 10 days. Caruso is recovering from surgery to repair his right wrist after it was lowered by Milwaukee Grayson Allen On January 21.
Kings: Host the Denver Nuggets on February 24th.
Bulls: Host the Atlanta Hawks on February 24th.
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