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Sacramento Kings' Keegan Murray: Top Scorer in Victory

Published April 17, 2024 at 11:26

The Kings exacted their revenge. Last year, the Warriors ousted the Kings from the first round of the NBA Playoffs in a Game 7 showdown in Sacramento. Fast forward to this Wednesday, and the roles reversed: the Kings delivered a season-ending blow to Golden State on the same court.

In the Play-In game, the ninth-seeded Kings triumphed over the Warriors 118-94, propelling them to a second Play-In game against the eighth-seeded Pelicans on Friday. The tenth-seeded Warriors, meanwhile, saw their postseason hopes dashed.

Keegan Murray was pivotal for Sacramento, particularly in the opening quarter where he notched 14 points. The second-year forward went on to tally 32 points, shooting 8-of-13 from beyond the arc, and added nine rebounds and two steals over 39 minutes.

Murray's remarkable performance, highlighted by eight three-pointers, played a key role in keeping the Kings ahead from start to finish and definitively dispatching the Warriors. This win paves the way for the Kings as they gear up to challenge the Pelicans in New Orleans, with both teams eyeing the coveted eighth playoff spot.

De'Aaron Fox contributed 24 points, and Domantas Sabonis, Harrison Barnes, and Keon Ellis each scored in double digits. Sabonis also grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out seven assists, nearly achieving a triple-double.

The Warriors faced difficulties from the beginning but were only down by four at the half. Stephen Curry managed only five points in the first half, ending the game with 22. Klay Thompson struggled, failing to score and missing all ten of his field goal attempts. Next, the Kings will take on the Pelicans in a bid to sustain their playoff aspirations.

Source Sporting News : Warriors vs. Kings final score, results: Keegan Murray, De'Aaron Fox lead Sacramento to Play-In victory
Source CBS Sports : Kings' Keegan Murray: Leads all scorers in win
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