CHICAGO — Tyreke Evans and the Sacramento Kings pulled off an incredible comeback, rallying from 35 points down in the second half to stun the Chicago Bulls 102-98 on Monday night.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the NBA’s biggest comeback since Utah overcame a 36-point deficit to beat Denver on Nov. 27, 1996.
The Bulls led 79-44 with 8:50 left in the third quarter and were still up 83-50 two minutes later before they collapsed.
Evans personally outscored Chicago 9-3 over the final 2:13 and finished with 23 points for Sacramento, which has its first two-game road winning streak since late in the 2007-08 season.
After Sacramento finished the third with a 19-5 run to make it 88-69, Ime Udoka scored 15 of the Kings’ next 22 points in 9:32 to cut it to 95-91. That’s when Evans, the outstanding rookie guard from Memphis, took over.
Luol Deng scored 26 points and Derrick Rose added 24 for the Bulls, who were booed off the court.
Cavaliers 109, Suns 91
PHOENIX — LeBron James and Mo Williams led a 15-0 fourth-quarter run and Cleveland handed Phoenix its first home loss of the season. James scored 29 and Williams 24 as the Cavs shot 53 percent. Steve Nash had 18 points and 10 assists for Phoenix.
Spurs 103, Clippers 87
SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker scored 19 points for San Antonio in a victory over Los Angeles. Parker, who was 7 of 11 from the field, had eight points in a decisive third-quarter run as the Spurs extended an 11-point halftime lead to 21 entering the fourth. Chris Kaman had 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Clippers.
Magic 104, Jazz 99
ORLANDO, Fla. — J.J. Redick had 20 points, Rashard Lewis scored 18 and Orlando blew past Utah with some potent 3-point shooting. Redick and Lewis led a 15-2 run late in the fourth quarter to pull away, highlighting a 9-for-21 night from beyond the arc for the Magic. Jameer Nelson returned for the Magic for the first time since he had surgery Nov. 18 to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. The All-Star point guard finished with two points in limited play.
Bucks 84, Pacers 81
INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Bogut scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, leading Milwaukee over Indiana. Rookie guard Brandon Jennings had 16 points and six assists and Michael Redd scored 14 for the Bucks, who snapped a three-game skid and won their first road game since Nov. 21.