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Kayte Christensen on Keegan Murray’s growth as a defender

Jan 31, 2024, 8:34 AM

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The Sacramento Kings have followed up a four-game losing streak with four-straight wins entering Wednesday’s action in Miami.

NBC Sports California analyst Kayte Christensen joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross to preview Sacramento’s game against the Heat, break down Keegan Murray’s growth as a defender during his second NBA season, and much more.

Plus: Is Domantas Sabonis under-appreciated?

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Topics Discussed

  • The Kings had a full off-day in Miami on Tuesday
  • How did Kayte spend her day off in South Beach?
  • Miami has lost seven straight entering tonight’s action
  • Kayte says this is “a bit of a trap game” for Sacramento
  • What have the Kings been doing better during this four-game winning streak?
  • Kayte points to free throw shooting as an area improvement that Sacramento has benefited from during this winning streak
  • Why do the Kings continue to struggle against shorthanded teams?
  • How valuable has Keegan Murray been on the defensive end?
  • “He has been so impressive… He can change the game from a defensive standpoint.”
  • What is the feel around the team as we close in on the February 8th trade deadline?
  • How under-appreciated is Domantas Sabonis?
  • “I think people take it for granted… We’re so accustomed to how great he is.”

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’s seven-game road trip will continue on Wednesday night when the Kings face the Miami Heat.

Last season, Sacramento split the two-game season series with Miami, as the home team claimed each matchup.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Heat coverage, beginning at 3:00 PM PST on Game Night before a 4:30 PM PST tip-off from South Beach.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Wednesday, January 31st – Sacramento Kings @ Miami Heat – 4:30 PM PST
  • Friday, February 2nd – Sacramento Kings @ Indiana Pacers – 4:30 PM PST
  • Saturday, February 3rd – Sacramento Kings @ Chicago Bulls – 5:00 PM PST
  • Monday, February 5th – Sacramento Kings @ Cleveland Cavaliers – 4:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, February 7th – Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons – 7:00 PM PST

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