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Chuck Checks In - 12.04.2022

GAME NIGHT FROM SACRAMENTO: Bulls (9-13, 4-8 on the road). at Kings (12-9, 7-4 at home). 5PM CT.

RADIO: 670 The Score: Chuck Swirsky, Bill Wennington, Alyssa Bergamini. 4:45 CT pre.
TV: NBCSC: Jason Benetti and Stacey King:5PM.

LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: DeRozan: 25 ppg. Kings: Fox: 23 ppg.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Vucevic : 11 per. Kings: Sabonis: 10 per.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: DeRozan: 4.7 per. Kings: Sabonis: 6 per.

CCI PREVIEW: The Bulls longest road trip of the season concludes this afternoon here in Sacramento as the Bulls have an opportunity with a win, to head back to Chicago with a 3-3 road mark.

The Bulls have been plagued with inconsistencies on both sides of the ball. One glaring stat is three point shooting. On this trip alone the Bulls are shooting just 32% from three point range compared to their opponents 38%. Teams are averaging 27 assists against the Bulls in the five game span which tells me opponents are moving the ball quickly, finding the open man for either a cut to the rim or an opener jumper.

The Kings improved to 12-9 with a 123-96 road win against the Clippers Saturday afternoon. Sacramento has won two straight and seven of ten. Domantas Sabonis was extremely efficient making 10 of 11 shots, scoring 24 points handing the Clippers their worst loss of the season. Sabonis is enjoying a terrific season averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds shooting 60% from the field. He has 13 double-double games this season.

De'Aaron Fox leads Sacramento in scoring at 23 points per game. The Kings last appeared in post play in 2006, the longest playoff drought of any NBA team.

The Bulls Javonte Green is listed as questionable with right knee soreness.


Milwaukee 105, Charlotte 96. Giannis Antetokounmpo took the night off dealing with left knee soreness. Bobby Portis had an impressive 20-8-7 game. The Hornets shot 20% from three point range.

Dallas 121, New York 100. Luka Doncic and Tim Hardaway Jr. combined for 58 points. The Mavs outscored the Knicks 69-41 in the second half. New York has dropped six of its last eight games.

Oklahoma City 135, Minnesota 128. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 33 points. The two teams combined for eight technical fouls, five on Minnesota.

Golden State 120, Houston 101. Andrew Wiggins nailed eight-three pointers, scoring a season best 36 points.

Portland 116, Utah 111. Anfernee Simons scored a career high 45 points for the Trailblazers.

Toronto 121, Orlando 108. O.G. Anunoby and Pascal Siakam combined for 58 points. The Magic have lost eight straight.

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