Keegan Murray Breaks Kobe Bryant’s 20-Year-Old Record | Sideline Sources


Sacramento Kings forward Keegan Murray broke all sorts of records against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. These include the most points by a King since DeMarcus Cousins and a 20-year-old record held by Kobe Bryant.

Murray finished the game with 47 points, the most in a Kings uniform since Cousins did it in 2016. He also became the youngest player to record at least 12 made threes. Murray replaced Bryant in the record books as he did this feat when he was 24 years old on January 7, 2003. Murray is only 23.

More Broken Records

Those weren’t the only pages in the history books Murray took for himself. The second-year forward made 11 three-pointers in a row, an NBA record. On top of that, he joined the likes of Bryant, Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard, Zach LaVine, Stephen Curry, and Donyell Marshall as the only players to make at least 12 in a game.

However, this is where Murray distanced himself. Of the 10 times a player made at least 12 treys, the 2022 first-round pick was the most efficient. As a matter of fact, he shot an 80 percent clip from deep this night (12 for 15); the next bests are LaVine and Curry (13 for 17). LaVine achieved the feat on November 23, 2019, against the Charlotte Hornets while Curry against the New Orleans Pelicans on November 7, 2016.

It was a night of unbelievable shooting for Murray that even Curry was in disbelief.

“He did what?… Twelve of 13 is nuts.”

Stephen Curry on Keegan Murray’s career night

Murray only finished two shy of the all-time three-pointers made record at 14. Interestingly, that was set by Thompson against the Chicago Bulls in 2018. Murray set the franchise record for most points in a quarter with 26.

Coincidentally, Thompson holds the record for that when he scored 37 points in a third quarter against, you guessed it, the Kings.



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