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DeRozan breaks Wilt’s record as Bulls beat Kings 125-118

CHICAGO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 38 factors and broke an NBA record set by Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Sacramento Kings 125-118 on Wednesday night time.

DeRozan, who made 16 of 27 area objectives, turned the primary participant in NBA historical past to attain 35 or extra factors and shoot 50% or higher in seven consecutive video games. Chamberlain did it in six straight twice — through the 1960-61 and 1962-63 seasons.

It was additionally DeRozan’s eighth recreation in a row with 30 or extra factors. It’s the longest such streak by a Bulls participant since Michael Jordan did it in eight straight in January 1996.

Coby White set a season excessive with 31 factors and matched one with six 3-pointers. Nikola Vucevic added 21 factors and 10 rebounds as the Bulls received their fifth straight.

They additionally moved a half-game forward of Miami for the Eastern Conference lead despite the fact that Zach LaVine missed his third in a row due to soreness in his left knee.

De’Aaron Fox led Sacramento with 33 factors and 9 assists. Domantas Sabonis added 22 factors, 12 rebounds and eight assists in his fourth recreation since a commerce from Indiana. Harrison Barnes scored 17, however the Kings dropped their second straight after profitable two in a row.

The NBA’s chief in fourth-quarter scoring, DeRozan had 12 factors within the closing interval to assist Chicago come away with the win.

DeRozan hit the 30-point mark when he nailed a 15-footer off a crossover to make it 107-98 with 7:10 left. And he made a number of huge pictures down the stretch.

DeRozan hit a 3 with about 5:15 left after Sacramento pulled inside two. He additionally transformed a three-point play to bump the result in 115-109 with 3:51 remaining, and the Bulls remained in management the remainder of the way in which.


Kings: Interim coach Alvin Gentry stated G Davion Mitchell (bruised proper hand) has “just a little contusion” and wasn’t certain if the No. 9 total draft decide will play within the Rising Stars recreation in Cleveland on Friday throughout All-Star weekend.

Bulls: LaVine has been cleared medically to take part in All-Star festivities this weekend in Cleveland and return to the lineup after the break. LaVine obtained the OK after having his left knee drained and a lubricant injected in Los Angeles, coach Billy Donovan stated. LaVine can resume actions after about 48 hours. … Donovan stated he anticipated G Alex Caruso to start out dribbling and taking pictures in per week to 10 days. Caruso is recovering from surgical procedure to restore a damaged proper wrist after he was taken down by Milwaukee’s Grayson Allen on Jan. 21.


Kings: Host the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 24.

Bulls: Host the Atlanta Hawks on Feb. 24.


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