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                     === Kings rout Bulls to snap skid ===
 
 Sacramento,  CA  (SportsNetwork.com) -  DeMarcus Cousins had  25 points and 16
 rebounds  and  the Sacramento Kings  routed the  Chicago Bulls 99-70 on Monday
 night.
 
 Isaiah  Thomas netted 19  points and Rudy Gay added 14 points and six rebounds
 for the Kings, who snapped their seven-game losing streak.
 
 "The key was rebounding and making them make tough shots," Gay said.
 
 Jimmy  Butler had 17 points to lead Chicago, which shot just 28.2 percent (22-
 of-78) from the floor and were outrebounded 53-30.
 
 "You  got  to learn  from it, you  have to make  your corrections," Bulls head
 coach Tom Thibodeau said.
 
 The Bulls have dropped two straight.
 
 Joakim  Noah was ejected  in the third quarter when he picked up two technical
 fouls  in less than three minutes. He yelled obscenities at the referees while
 being escorted off the court.
 
 After  Tony  Snell's runner pulled Chicago  within 12-9 late in the first, the
 Kings  closed  the frame on  a 12-3 run. Quincy  Acy's 3-pointer at the buzzer
 staked the Kings to a 24-12 cushion after one period.
 
 Taj Gibson scored eight points during an 18-4 Chicago run, which was capped on
 a pair of Joakim Noah free throws to tie the game at 30-30.
 
 Sacramento,  though, closed the half on a 14-3 burst and it never looked back.
 Thomas' driving layup at the horn gave the Kings a 44-33 halftime lead.
 
 They  took a 71-57  cushion into the fourth, where the hosts led by as many as
 30 before cruising to the easy win.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Sacramento  shot  52.2 percent (36-of-69) from  the field ... The Kings turned
 the ball over 23 times ... The Bulls were 4-of-20 from beyond the arc.
 
 
 
 
 02/04 02:28:02 ET