Sacramento Kings at Chicago Bulls
January 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM EST
Bulls Look To Continue Home Winning StreakThe Chicago Bulls play host to the Sacramento Kings at United Center on Friday evening. The Bulls (17-29) have dropped six of their last 10 games but are coming off a home win over the Timberwolves, where six players scored in double digits. Zach LaVine led the way with 25 points, while Lauri Markkanen added 21 and Kris Dunn tallied 15 points. The Bulls have won three in a row at home and look to build on their 10-14 home record. Zach LaVine leads the Bulls with 25.0 points per game and is shooting an average of 44.5 percent from the field. Thaddeus Young is averaging 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 steals, over the last 10 games. Lauri Markkanen (ankle) is considered probable for action on Friday and is averaging 14.5 points and 6.0 rebounds, over the last 10 games. Tomas Satoransky (ankle) and Chandler Hutchinson (shoulder) are both also considered probable to play, while Wendell Carter Jr. (ankle) remains sidelined. Meanwhile, the Kings (15-29) have dropped seven of their last 10 games, including their last six in a row. This marks their fourth game of a five-game road trip, as they look to improve on their 7-16 road record. The Kings average 106.8 points per game, but they are giving up an average of 110.5 points against. Marvin Bagley III (foot) and Richaun Holmes (shoulder) will both be sidelined through Friday's action. Despite the team's struggles, De'Aaron Fox is playing well lately, averaging 22.6 points, 7.8 assists 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 steals, over the last 10 games. Buddy Hield leads the Kings with an average of 20.0 points per game but is shooting an average of 41.6 percent from the field. Nemanja Bjelica is averaging 15.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.1 steals, over the last 10 games.
By Dan Bruno
Posted on: 1/23/2020 7:48 PM