Zach LaVine scores 41 points, but Bulls lose 110-101 to Kings


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Malik Monk scored 20 points off the bench and the Sacramento Kings overcame Zach LaVine's 41 points to beat the Chicago Bulls, 110-101, on Sunday.

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Monk has scored 20 or more points six times this season for Sacramento (13-9). The Kings have won three straight after a three-game skid.

This is Sacramento’s best 22-game start since the 2004-05 season. The Kings started 15-7 that season. The Kings have won 11 of their last 16 games.

LaVine scored 15 points in the third quarter to cut into the Kings' 18-point lead. The Bulls cut it to two points in the fourth quarter.

Domantas Sabonis had 11 points, 17 rebounds and nine assists. Harrison Barnes had 17 points, Kevin Huerter added 12 and rookie Keegan Murray finished with 11. All five Kings starters scored in double figures.

Nikola Vucevic had 12 points and Patrick Williams finished with 10 for Chicago. Williams started in place of Javonte Green, who didn’t play because of right knee soreness.

The Bulls (9-14) have lost 10 of 14 games.

Bulls: DeRozan was given a Flagrant-1 foul in the third quarter ... LaVine also received a technical foul with 2:32 left.

Kings: G Terence Davis was ruled out with low back soreness ... Fox was given a technical foul with 10:47 left in the fourth ... Kings have scored over 100 points in every game this season ... The Kings have won eight of the last 11 matchups against the Bulls.

Bulls: host Washington Wizards on Wednesday.
Kings: start a six-game road trip at Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.

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