Epic Choke: Chicago Bulls Blow 35-Point Lead To Sacramento Kings

December 21st, 2009 by Eric Ball Leave a reply »
Goodbye Vinny Del Negro, your pink slip awaits.

In what is the biggest choke job in recent history, the Chicago Bulls let a 35 point lead go down the drain against a the third youngest team in the NBA—the Sacramento Kings—in a 102-98 back-breaker.

The Bulls led 79-44 with 8:50 left in the third quarter, and were still up 83-50 two minutes later, before the Kings went on their run. The Kings closed the third quarter on a 19-5 run and then took over in the fourth.

They outscored the Bulls 33-10 in the fourth led by the sensational rookie Tyreke Evans. He had 23 points to go along with eight rebounds. The Bulls had no answer as they could only watch in horror as the road team completely embarrassed the Bulls faithful. The Kings outscored the Bulls 58-19 to end the game. 58-19!!!

The Bulls sit at 10-16 and if Del Negro has a job this weekend I would be surprised. Duds like losing to the woeful Nets, getting blown out by the mediocre at best Raptors, and a 2-10 road record add up to a terrible start for a team that was expected to improve on last year's playoff appearance.

Instead they sit nine-and-a-half games back of ...

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