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Cousins helps Kings snap seven-game slide with 99-70 victory against Bulls

  • Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins reacts after getting hit in the side of the head during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins reacts after getting hit in the side of the head during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousin, right, looses the ball as Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer looks on during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousin, right, looses the ball as Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer looks on during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 16 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings snap a seven-game losing streak by defeating the Chicago Bulls 99-70 on Monday night.

Cousins, the Kings' leading scorer and rebounder, missed the previous six games with a sprained ankle. Cousins came out aggressive, getting 11 points and seven rebounds in the first quarter when the Kings led 24-12 and never trailed the remainder of the game.

Jimmy Butler had 17 points for the frustrated Bulls, who have lost two straight and three of four. Tony Snell and Taj Gibson each had 11 points. Chicago was outscored 28-13 in the fourth quarter.

Chicago All-Star center Joakim Noah had four points and four rebounds before being ejected in the third quarter when he picked up two technical fouls.