Cousins was given another technical foul late in the fourth quarter, his 16th of the season, which is the number needed to trigger an automatic one-game suspension. When Bulls assistant Jim Boylen attempted to diffuse the situation, however, Cousins got angry and delivered a shove to Boylen's arm. The officials went to the monitors during the break, and Gibson, Barnes and Cousins each were awarded technical fouls.
Fortunately for the Bulls Cousins missed the free throw that would have given Sacramento its' first lead of the game with just 30 seconds left.
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Wade is averaging 19.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.6 steals over 30.4 minutes per game this season.
Later that evening, the Kings took on the Bulls and lost, 112-107, in a defeat that was not without drama.
Carter-Williams had 21 points for the Bulls, and Robin Lopez scored 17.
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NOTES: G Jimmy Butler participated in part of the Bulls' pregame shootaround but missed his second straight game because of the bruised right heel.
"That's tough, especially after how hard we played last game", Collison said.
The Bulls' ball movement was crisp early even before taking the 82-55 lead, as they assisted on their first 14 field goals, playing solid defense on the Kings and frustrating the All-Star Cousins, who torched the Bulls for 40 at the United Center.
He departed from the arena without speaking to the media. "It was slow start, a very slow start".
Another day, another technical foul for DeMarcus Cousins. "If we don't put ourselves in that hole, that probably gives us a good shot to win". It was the third of a six-game homestand that concludes Sunday against New Orleans.
Kings: Play host Wednesday to ex-King Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics.