Tyrese Haliburton returned to action and was clutch in the fourth quarter again as the Sacramento Kings came away with a gutsy 128-124 victory over the Chicago Bulls Wednesday night at Golden 1 Center. The win brought the Kings back even at 4-4 for the season.
After missing two games with a left-hand bone bruise, the rookie (aka “Team Mom”) finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, six assists, three steals, and no turnovers. He scored 15 of his points in the final frame along with three three-pointers when the team needed them the most.
Sacramento’s starting front court of Marvin Bagley, Richaun Holmes, and Harrison Barnes combined for 65 points, 20 rebounds, and 10 assists. They shot 25-of-35 from the field, including 6-of-10 from deep. Oh my!
De’Aaron Fox left the game in the first quarter with tightness in his left hamstring and did not return. His status for Friday’s game against the Toronto Raptors is still unknown.
Sacramento finished with 30 assists and just seven turnovers.
Chicago’s starting backcourt of Zach LaVine and Coby White combined for 68 points.