2010 NBA Summer League: Chicago Bulls vs. Sacramento Kings Game Recap

Pedro GonzalezContributor IJuly 18, 2010

NEW YORK - MARCH 10: Samardo Samuels #15 of the Louisville Cardinals dunks the ball against Jaquon Parker #44 of the Cincinnati Bearcats during the second round of 2010 NCAA Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 10, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Last Saturday the Chicago Bulls lost against the Sacramento Kings, 76-75, in their fourth game of summer-ball.

The Bulls were dominant for most of the gameat one point winning by 17but the Kings went on a run and outscored the Bulls 35-17 in the fourth quarter.

The Kings played better offense late in the game and with 4:02 remaining they went on an 11-2 run that culminated on a Tyrese Rice free throw with 1.6 seconds on the clock to put the Kings over the Bulls 76-75.

That free throw was the first, and only, lead change in the game.

Game Notes:

DeMarcus Cousins, the promising Kings draftee, didn't fare well against the Bulls; getting dunked over, probably two or three times in the game, scoring only three of fifteen shot attempts, grabbing seven rebounds and scoring 10 points on the night, all summer-league lows for Cousins.

One player that found away around the Bulls defense was Omri Casspi, who just played a heck of a game making 50 percent of his FGs and 55 percent of his 3-point shots, making one as a buzzer beater to end the third quarter.  He scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds on the night.

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One player that's looking to earn a spot with the Bulls roster and had a great game yesterday was undrafted rookie Samardo Samuels, who with 17 points on the night, was the best player for Chicago yesterday.

John Lucas, who is averaging 0.543 FG%, 0.714 3pt%, 2.7 assists, 2.0 steals, and 18.3 PPG, did not play.

The Bulls are now 1-3 in the 2010 NBA Summer League and will play today at 6:00 p.m. ET against the Portland Trailblazers.

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