Salmons leads Bulls past Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — John Salmons scored 23 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Sacramento Kings 101-87 on Tuesday night.

It was the first game with more than 100 points for Chicago, which was held under 90 in five of its previous seven games and entered with the NBA's third-worst shooting percentage. The Bulls shot 47 percent and made seven of 12 3-point shots.

Salmons was 9-18 from the field and 3-5 from 3-point land in 44 minutes of play. He also had 5 rebounds and 4 steals.

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