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Bulls hold off Kings for 107-102 victory

Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos (41) picks up a rebound but was called for a foul against Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol (16) at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.
Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos (41) picks up a rebound but was called for a foul against Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol (16) at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Player of the game: Chicago guard E’Twaun Moore scored a career-high 24 points as the Bulls overcame not having their best player, Jimmy Butler, to defeat the Kings 107-102 Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena. The Kings have lost five of their past six games.

Turning point: After the Kings cut the Bulls’ lead to 83-80 with 10:15 to play, Chicago regained its footing with a 10-3 run. The Kings got close again, down 105-102 with 45.2 seconds to play, but they missed on multiple chances to get even down the stretch.

X-factors: The Kings gave up 24 points off 16 turnovers and allowed the Bulls to shoot 11 for 21 from the three-point line. Both areas have been problems all season.

Records: Kings 21-28, Bulls 27-21

Key injuries: The Bulls were without Butler (left knee), their All-Star swingman.

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