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Thursday, February 9th (All times eastern)

Chicago Bulls (21-27) at Sacramento Kings (21-27), 10:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Sacramento Kings try to closeout a three-game homestand with an undefeated record, as they welcome the Chicago Bulls tonight to ARCO Arena.

This is the first of two meetings between the clubs this season. The Bulls are scheduled to host Sacramento on February 14th at the United Center.

Brad Miller hit two three pointers in the final 62 seconds to boost the Kings to a 104-96 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday at ARCO Arena. Miller, who had missed the previous three games with a fractured right thumb, ended with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Kevin Martin finished with 22 points and Ron Artest scored 18 in the win over the Grizzlies for Sacramento. Mike Bibby ended with 14 points and 10 assists for the Kings, who have won two straight overall and six in a row at home. Kenny Thomas registered 15 points and nine rebounds in the victory.

Sacramento is 15-11 as the host this season. The Kings will visit the Phoenix Suns on Friday at US Airways Center.

The Bulls plays the sixth of a season-long seven game road trip. They are 1-4 on the swing. On Wednesday, Ben Gordon scored 30 points to lead Chicago past the Denver Nuggets, 110-107, at the Pepsi Center.

Darius Songaila scored 21 points in the win over Denver for the Bulls, who halted a four-game losing streak. Luol Deng scored 16 points, while Andres Nocioni need 15 and Tyson Chandler grabbed 14 rebounds.

Chicago is 11-14 as the visitor this season. The Bulls are scheduled to visit the Clippers on Sunday in the finale of the current swing.

The Kings have won 13 of the last 20 meetings in this series. Chicago has lost six in a row at Sacramento.

02/09 10:25:51 ET


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