DeMar DeRozan spent a historic night for him when he scored 38 points in Chicago Bulls‘125-118 win Wednesday night over Sacramento Kingsthe player who will start the game next Sunday NBA All-Star Game scored 38 points.
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In doing so, DeRozan became the first player in NBA history to score at least 35 points and make at least half of your shots from the field in seven games in a rowwhen he was only six and connected to the legendary center of the Hall of Fame Wilt Chamberlinwho did it twice in his career.
During a game against the Kings, DeRozan hit 16 of his 27 field attempts.
“As a kid, as a fan of the history of the game, having been in the league for as long as I’ve been in the league, things like this continue to make me even more humble,” DeRozan said. “Being an NBA player and being able to play for that long and have those opportunities, man, is something I never take for granted. And the craziest thing, I felt like I missed eight easy shots. Normally I would.”
DeMar DeRozan put his name next to Michael Jordan’s.
As if that milestone wasn’t enough, DeRozan also put his name next to that of the Bulls – and for many in the entire NBA – the all-time leading scorer, matching Michael Jordanthe franchise’s record is eight straight games with at least 30 points.
Other notable Bulls players were Coby Whitewith a season-high 31 points, and Nikola Vucevic with a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds.
With this result, “Chicago” (38-21) won the fifth victory in a row and remained in first place in the overall standings. Eastern Conferencewhile Sacramento (22-38) is ranked 13th Western Conference.
What’s next for Bulls and Kings?
The next game for the Bulls will be next Thursday, February 24, when they accept Atlanta Hawks after the All-Star break.
For their part, the kings will return to court on the same day to spend Denver Nuggets.