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Updated December 17th, 2023 at 16:02 IST

Keegan Murray makes 12 3-pointers, scores career-high 47 points to lead Kings past Jazz, 125-104

Keegan Murray made 12 3-pointers, two shy of the NBA record, and scored a career-high 47 points to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 125-104 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.

Keegan Murray
Keegan Murray | Image:AP
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Keegan Murray made 12 3-pointers, two shy of the NBA record, and scored a career-high 47 points to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 125-104 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.

Murray scored a franchise-record 26 points in the third quarter and had Klay Thompson's NBA record of 14 3-pointers in his sights after making 12 of his first 13 attempts. But the second-year forward missed his final two attempts from behind the arc while becoming the seventh different player to make 12 or more 3s in a game.

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Domantas Sabonis added 20 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, his seventh straight double-double and 20th this season.

The Kings shot 22 of 45 from the 3-point line, the third time this season Sacramento made at least 20.

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Colin Sexton scored 28 points and Lauri Markkanen had 18 for the Jazz.

Sacramento took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Jazz 44-26. Murray broke the franchise record of 25 points in a quarter, set by Mitch Richmond in the fourth period against Houston on Dec. 15, 1995.

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The Kings took their biggest lead of the game after Murray hit his 12th 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the third quarter with a 106-76 lead.

Murray scored 19 points in the first half as Sacramento led 62-50 going into the intermission.

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Sacramento starting point guard De’Aaron Fox was out with right shoulder irritation. Utah guard Jordan Clarkson missed his third straight game with a right hamstring strain and John Collins missed his fourth straight game with an illness.

 

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Published December 17th, 2023 at 16:02 IST

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