Kings guard Kevin Huerter entered the locker room with a slight limp and his right ankle lightly wrapped in tape following a 123-96 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday at Crypto.com Arena.
Huerter won’t have much time to mend with the Kings returning to Sacramento to play the Chicago Bulls on the second leg of a back-to-back Sunday at Golden 1 Center, but he didn’t seem too concerned.
Huerter rolled the ankle in the third quarter of Saturday’s game against the Clippers. He said after the game he thought he would be available for Sunday’s game against the Bulls.
The Kings (12-9) are seeking their third win in a row following victories over the Indiana pacers and Clippers. Huerter has been a big part of Sacramento’s success, averaging 15.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 48.9% from the field and 45.1% from 3-point range.
The Bulls (9-13) are listing guard Alex Caruso as probable with a right ankle sprain. Lonzo Ball is out after undergoing knee surgery.
The Bulls will be concluding a six-game road trip. They’ve lost three of their last four, falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors.
Caruso has appeared in all 22 games for Chicago. He is averaging 5.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists. Ball has yet to suit up this season and there is still no timeline for his return.
Bulls at Kings
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Golden 1 Center
TV: NBC Sports California
Radio: Sactown Sports 1140
Bulls: PROBABLE — Alex Caruso (ankle). OUT — Kostas Antetokounmpo (G League); Lonzo Ball (knee); Malcolm Hill (G League); Marko Simonovic (G League).
Kings: Not yet submitted.
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