Leading 79-44 with 8:50 left in the third quarter, it was smooth sailing for the Chicago Bulls. Game over, right?
Wrong. Led by Tyreke Evans, the Sacramento Kings overcame this 35-point deficit to down the Chicago Bulls by a score of 102 to 98. Evans finished the game with 23 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
When the Kings trailed by 35 points, they had gone 15-of-43 from the floor and 5-for-14 from beyond the three-point arc while hitting 9 of 11 shots from the charity stripe. In the last 20 minutes and 50 seconds of regulation, the Kings converted on 21-of-39 field goal attempts, hitting 6 three balls. The Kings also converted on 10 of 15 free throws.
How bad were the Bulls in the 4th quarter? They went 2-of-10 from the field and turned the ball over NINE times.