DEERFIELD, Ill. — Not that he usually has it easy when it comes to defensive assignments, but during the Bulls’ six-game home stand, Jimmy Butler has been tasked with some brutal matchups.
Joakim Noah wasn’t around for the end of the Bulls’ 27-point loss in Sacramento on Feb. 3. Saturday night he was there, and he finished off the Kings in a 94-87 win.
The Sacramento Kings are on their way to missing the playoffs for the eighth straight season, but Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls know firsthand how dangerous of a team they can be.
SACRAMENTO—By the score alone, it wasn’t quite as bad as last season’s 121-79 stinker, but for the second consecutive campaign, the Bulls (23-24) were thoroughly embarrassed by the Kings (16