Toronto, Canada – CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Sacramento Kings produced the NBA's biggest come-from-behind win in 13 years when they clawed back a 35-point deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-98 on Monday.
The Bulls led 79-44 with 8:50 remaining in the third quarter before being outscored 58-19 for the remainder of the game.
"It's unheard of to do what just happened," Sacramento coach Paul Westphal told reporters. "I'm not even sure I believe it, but it sure was fun."
Rookie Tyreke Evans scored nine of his 23 points in the final 2:13 as the Kings (13-14) rallied for the NBA's biggest comeback since the Utah Jazz overcame a 36-point deficit to beat the Denver Nuggets in 1996, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
"This one stings," Chicago (10-16) coach Vinny Del Negro said. "We got a little bit complacent. It's frustrating but you can't feel sorry for yourself, you have to go out and play."
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Patrick Johnston)