Taking a Look Back at the Kings’ Defeat At The Hands of the Bulls

De'Aaron Fox Sacramento Kings (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)
De'Aaron Fox Sacramento Kings (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images) /

The Sacramento Kings lost to the bulls 125-118. The Kings could not stop Demar DeRozan all game. DeRozan ended up with 38 points on 59 percent shooting.  It seemed Derozan could get whatever he wanted from the floor.

More notably, Coby White had 31 points on 57 percent shooting from the floor. Due to injuries, White started the game. White was very good from three-point range in this contest.  White shot 54 percent from three.

The Kings were led offensively by De’Aaron Fox. Fox scored 33 points on 53 percent shooting from the floor. In this matchup, Fox was able to drive to the basket with ease. He was also able to use Sabonis in a give-and-go action. Fox was able to give Sabonis the ball near the top of the paint and then drive towards the hoop. This is a primary action that the Kings should use with this pairing.

Domantas Sabonis had a pretty solid game. The former all-star scored 22 points on 66 percent shooting. Additionally, he had 12 rebounds and 8 assists. Justin Holiday was pretty solid from three in this game. Holiday shot 54 percent from three. Overall, he had 18 points.

This was a game that the Kings should have won. The Bulls were missing Zack Lavine, Alex Caruso, and Lonzo Ball. Although the team was missing Davion Mitchell and Jeremy Lamb, the team should have won this game.

Although the Kings are better off trying to get a higher draft pick than chasing the 10th seed, it is key to remain competitive for the rest of the year.  A short-handed Bulls team had this game under control down the stretch. Sacramento should have been able to make this game much closer than it was.

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The Kings’ next game is against Denver Nuggets on February 24 at 10:00 P.M