Net on Fire: Keegan Murray Hits 11 Consecutive Three-Pointers

Murray made league history with 11 3-pointers in his first 11 attempts

by Sededin Dedovic
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Net on Fire: Keegan Murray Hits 11 Consecutive Three-Pointers
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Sacramento Kings rookie Keegan Murray made NBA history Saturday night with 12 3-pointers (making his first 11 three-point attempts) in a 125-104 victory over the Utah Jazz. Murray's shooting helped the Kings snap a two-game losing streak and move into a tie for eighth in the Western Conference.

Murray was on fire from the start, making his first 11 three-point attempts. He finished the game with 47 points, just three short of his career high. Murray's performance was even more impressive considering he was playing without the Kings' leading scorer, De'Aaron Fox, who was sidelined with a knee injury.

"It was just one of those nights," Murray said after the game. "I felt good from the start and my teammates were finding me in good spots. I just had to knock down shots." His performance was the talk of the NBA world on Saturday night.

He received praise from teammates, coaches and fans. Kings coach Mike Brown called Murray's performance "unbelievable." "I've never seen anything like it," Brown said. "Keegan was just in the zone outside. He couldn't miss." Murray made league history with 11 3-pointers in his first 11 attempts.
He also broke the Kings franchise record for most three-pointers in a game, previously held by Peja Stojakovic.

Hope for the playoffs

The win over the Jazz was only their second in the last five games. Murray's performance was a bright spot for the Kings, who have been struggling of late. "This is a big win for us," Murray said. "We needed this one to get back on track.

We're just going to keep working hard and hopefully we can make the playoffs." Murray's good play gave the Kings a much-needed boost. With Fox expected to return soon, the Kings look like a dangerous team in the Western Conference.

Both teams played hard and it was a close game until the fourth quarter, when the Kings pulled away. Murray's 3-pointers were the difference in the game, and he will certainly be remembered for his performance for a long time.

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