Kayte Christensen on how Keegan Murray has grown as a player

Apr 17, 2024, 9:37 AM | Updated: 9:38 am

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 16: Keegan Murray #13 of the Sacramento Kings is guarded by Stephen ...

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It was a fun night at Golden 1 Center on Tuesday night as the Sacramento Kings eliminated the Golden State Warriors from the postseason with a 118-94 win, keeping the Beam Team alive in their playoff quest.

NBC Sports California analyst Kayte Christensen joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Wednesday morning to break down the Kings’ first winner-take-all postseason win in the Sacramento era (1985-present), discuss how important the defense was against Golden State, and much more.

Plus: Kayte dissects Keegan Murray’s impressive 32-point performance, as the forward knocked down eight three-pointers–the most ever made in a single NBA Play-In game–to lead the Kings’ offense.

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Topics Discussed

  • Who would Kayte give the game ball for last night’s win?
  • Keon Ellis was effective on defense (three steals, three blocks) and offense (15 points)
  • “The moment was not too big for him.” – Kayte on Ellis’ game
  • Kayte says that Sacramento’s defense “is why they won the game.”
  • Was this the Kings’ most significant win Kayte has seen during her career? (The answer is yes)
  • “To have it be a one-off game makes it more amazing.”
  • Kayte dives into Keegan Murray’s 32-point outing
  • “They just kept going back to him… He is so different as a player than he was a year ago… It was such a cool moment to witness.”
  • Looking ahead to Sacramento’s must-win game against the New Orleans Pelicans

Listen to The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross from 6 – 10 a.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

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When is the next Sacramento Kings game?

Sacramento will need one more win on Friday night to keep their season alive and clinch a first-round playoff berth, but the New Orleans Pelicans will stand in their way as the two teams will meet for the sixth time this season.

The Pelicans have won all five head-to-head meetings against the Kings this season, including a 135-123 triumph on April 11th at Golden 1 Center.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Pelicans coverage, beginning at 5:00 PM PST on Game Night before a 6:30 PM PST tip-off from New Orleans.

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Upcoming Schedule

  • Friday, April 19thNBA Play-In – Sacramento Kings @ New Orleans Pelicans – 6:30 PM PST

NBA Postseason Schedule

  • Tuesday, April 16th-Friday, April 19th – NBA Play-In Tournament
  • Saturday, April 20th – NBA Playoffs (First Round) begin

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