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Friday, January 30th (All times eastern)

Chicago Bulls (19-27) at Sacramento Kings (10-37), 10:00 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Chicago Bulls snapped their longest losing streak of the season in their last outing and will now aim for their first win in Sacramento in 11 years when they take on the Kings at ARCO Arena.

The Bulls haven't won in California's capital since Michael Jordan scored 33 points in a 103-88 win on November 23, 1997.

On Wednesday, the Bulls halted a five-game skid when Luol Deng scored 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds and Chicago used a strong third quarter to down the Los Angeles Clippers, 95-75, at Staples Center.

Derrick Rose tallied 21 points and six assists for Chicago, which also received 16 points and 10 rebounds from Tyrus Thomas.

Ben Gordon scored 11 points and Joakim Noah ended with 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks as the Bulls improved to 1-1 on a grueling seven-game road trip. Chicago, which is just 6-17 as the visitor this season, will also visit Phoenix, Houston, New Orleans and Dallas on its trek.

The lowly Kings, meanwhile, dropped their seventh straight game Wednesday in Boston. Eddie House was on fire to the tune of a season-high 28 points on 8-of-9 three-point shooting in that one, and the Celtics rolled to an easy 119-100 triumph over Sacramento.

John Salmons scored 22 points and Jason Thompson chipped in 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings, who finished a four-game road trip winless.

Kevin Martin had 18 points for Sacramento, which blew a double-digit lead in the opening quarter and fell to 0-20 against Eastern Conference teams this season. The Kings are 3-22 on the road overall.

Sacramento isn't much better at home, compiling a 7-15 record at ARCO Arena.

01/30 10:46:47 ET


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