Marc Spears on the Murray twins first NBA matchup

Nov 8, 2023, 4:45 PM

Forwards Keegan Murray #15 and Kris Murray #24 of the Iowa Hawkeyes walk off the court following th...

IOWA CITY, IOWA- FEBRUARY 22: Forwards Keegan Murray #15 and Kris Murray #24 of the Iowa Hawkeyes walk off the court following the match-up against the Michigan State Spartans at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on February 22, 2022 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

(Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Marc Spear, Hall of Fame journalist for Andscape, joined The Drive Guys Wednesday afternoon before the Sacramento Kings home showing against the Portland Trail Blazers. It marks the first time the Murray twins, Keegan and Kris, have played against each other in the NBA.

Spears recently wrote about tonight’s matchup from the perspective of the Murray twins and outlined what’s unique about their Wednesday night matchup. He explained how Keegan and Kris have varying personalities and journeys to becoming professional basketball players for the best league in the world.

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Other topics discussed include:

  • The Murray twins family will be in attendance at Golden 1 Center Wednesday night
  • Wanting Keegan Murray to be more aggressive in the absence of De’Aaron Fox
  • Fishing with the Murray twins
  • De’Aaron Fox’s value to the Sacramento Kings
  • Coach Mike Brown is aiming for championships, not playoff appearances
  • Spears: “In a month, you’ll forget about this (losing streak), but I’m sure (Sacramento) probably feel some pressure tonight. You can’t lose to Portland at home.”

Listen to The Drive Guys with Kevin ‘Whitey’ Gleason and Kyle Draper from 2 – 6 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

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When is the next Kings Game?

Sacramento will return home for a three-game homestand that tips off on Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Keegan Murray will come face-to-face with his twin brother and rookie forward Kris Murray for the first time as NBA players when Portland arrives at Golden 1 Center.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Blazers coverage, beginning at 5:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 7:00 PM PST tip-off from downtown Sacramento.

Upcoming Sacramento Kings Schedule

  • Wednesday, November 8th – Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers – 7 PM PST
  • Friday, November 10th – Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder** – 7 PM PST
  • Monday, November 13th – Sacramento Kings vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – 7:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, November 15th – Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Lakers – 7:00 PM PST
  • Friday, November 17th – Sacramento Kings @ San Antonio Spurs – 4:30 PM PST

** NBA In-Season Tournament Group Play

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