Kings at Bulls
- Where: United Center
- When: Monday, 5 p.m.
- TV/radio: CSNCA, 950, 1140
- Records: Kings 26-42, Bulls 35-33
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- 1. Butler serves notice: Bulls guard Jimmy Butler is a two-time All-Star because he’s one of the game’s best two-way players. Sacramento’s perimeter players must attack him to prevent him from resting on defense.
- 2. Inside advantage: Chicago’s Pau Gasol has missed the past four games (knee), and the Bulls have been without Joakim Noah since January, so the Kings should allow DeMarcus Cousins to work in the post.
- 3. Bench help: Injuries have hurt the Kings’ depth lately, but Sacramento could turn to Kosta Koufos against Chicago’s makeshift front line.