Kings rout Bulls to snap skid

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Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 16 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings routed the Chicago Bulls 99-70 on Monday night.

Isaiah Thomas netted 19 points and Rudy Gay added 14 points and six rebounds for the Kings, who snapped their seven-game losing streak.

Jimmy Butler had 17 points to lead Chicago, which shot just 28.2 percent (22- of-78) from the floor and were outrebounded 53-30.

The Bulls have dropped two straight.

After Tony Snell's runner pulled Chicago within 12-9 late in the first, the Kings closed the frame on a 12-3 run. Quincy Acy's 3-pointer at the buzzer staked the Kings to a 24-12 cushion after one period.

Taj Gibson scored eight points during an 18-4 Chicago run, which was capped on a pair of Joakim Noah free throws to tie the game at 30-30.

Sacramento, though, closed the half on a 14-3 burst and it never looked back. Thomas' driving layup at the horn gave the Kings a 44-33 halftime lead.

They took a 71-57 cushion into the fourth, where the hosts led by as many as 30 before cruising to the easy win.

Game Notes

Sacramento shot 52.2 percent (36-of-69) from the field ... The Kings turned the ball over 23 times ... The Bulls were 4-of-20 from beyond the arc.

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