Christensen: Keegan Murray has the ability to be a second option

Jan 10, 2024, 9:56 AM

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 12: Sacramento Kings forward Keegan Murray (13) during an NBA basketball...

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Keegan Murray continues to impress.

The Sacramento Kings’ second-year forward racked up 32 points on 13-of-17 shooting while grabbing five boards and blocking two shots during Tuesday’s 131-110 win over the Detroit Pistons–his fifth game with 25+ points this season.

NBC Sports California analyst Kayte Christensen joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Wednesday morning to break down Murray’s uptick in production on both ends of the floor, preview Sacramento’s matchup against the Charlotte Hornets, and much more!

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Topics Discussed

  • Kayte sat in on Sacramento’s film session this morning
  • Diving into the Kings’ turnaround in Detroit
  • How did Sacramento fix things on the defensive end following a brutal first quarter?
  • Keegan Murray was incredible during Tuesday’s win
  • How close is Murray to making a significant leap?
  • “Keegan has that ability to be that second scoring punch every single night.”
  • Kayte points out how Murray is also expected to defend each opposing team’s best player
  • Why have some role players struggled to find consistency this season?
  • Expectations for Sacramento’s showdown against the Charlotte Hornets

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When is the next Sacramento Kings game?

Sacramento will play its second game in as many days on Wednesday when they complete the back-to-back against the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center.

The Kings will hope to avenge last week’s disappointing loss to Charlotte, which saw Sacramento fumble a late lead en route to being outscored 10-0 during the final 90 seconds. Thanks to 34 points from Terry Rozier, the Hornets claimed a 111-104 win.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Hornets coverage, beginning at 2:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 4:00 PM PST tip-off from North Carolina.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Wednesday, January 10th – Sacramento Kings @ Charlotte Hornets – 4:00 PM PST
  • Friday, January 12th – Sacramento Kings @ Philadelphia 76ers – 4:30 PM PST
  • Sunday, January 14th – Sacramento Kings @ Milwaukee Bucks – 4:00 PM PST
  • Tuesday, January 16th – Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns – 6:00 PM PST
  • Thursday, January 18th – Sacramento Kings vs. Indiana Pacers – 7:00 PM PST

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Christensen: Keegan Murray has the ability to be a second option