Keegan Murray sets career-high with historic performance for Kings in victory over Thunder
Keegan Murray had a sensational game for the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
The former Hawkeye set a new career-high with 29 points and 14 rebounds en route to a 118-113 victory for the Kings.
Murray’s 14 rebounds led all players, and the big man also went 5-of-7 from 3-point range.
Keegan Murray had a 𝘾𝘼𝙍𝙀𝙀𝙍 𝙉𝙄𝙂𝙃𝙏 at home against the Thunder 👑
🔥 29 PTS
🔥 14 REB
🔥 5/7 3PT pic.twitter.com/7W0yeQv5VK
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) January 21, 2023
The career-best performance also put Murray in the Kings’ history books. Murray became the 1st Kings rookie since Lionel Simmons in 1991 to record 29+ points and 14+ rebounds in a game.
Keegan Murray is the first Sacramento Kings rookie to score 29+ points and grab 14+ rebounds in a game since Lionel Simmons (33 PTS, 14 REB) did so back on February 12, 1991.
Almost 32 years. Historic night for Murray.pic.twitter.com/zPMBfU5Urh
— Frankie Cartoscelli (@FCartoscelli3) January 21, 2023
Murray has been one of the bright spots for an exciting Kings team who finds itself right in the thick of the playoff discussion. He is already performing as a key piece for the team in the middle of his rookie NBA season.
Before starring for the Kings, Murray starred for the Hawkeyes. The talented power forward was selected to the 2022 All-B1G team, as well as being named a first-team All-American.