What we learned when the Kings finished off the Grizzlies after a record start appeared in the original NBC Sports Bayara
Sacramento – The fourth and final meeting of the 2022-23 NBA season between the Kings and Memphis Grizzlies Did not disappoint.
The Kings, which has the highest-scoring streak in the NBA, outscored the league’s defending Grizzlies – 133-100 Monday night at the Golden 1 Center.
Monday’s game was missing a bit of its star punch, as the Grizzlies were guard Ja Morant And Stephen Adams Rested the second night from noon to noon. But the Kings got the building teetering early with a record-breaking first quarter.
The Grizzlies fought back in the second half to take a 73-71 lead in the opening minutes of the third quarter, but the Kings bench executed several convincing runs in the third and fourth quarters to put the game out of reach. From another rowdy crowd at Golden 1 Centre.
The next time these two teams meet they could be somewhere in the Western Conference playoff bracket.
Here are three points from the fourth and final confrontation between the Kings and the Grizzlies:
Sacramento made history starting the game.
Kings He managed an incredible 12 of 13 3-point attempts in the first quarter to tie the NBA record for runs in a single quarter and set a franchise record.
Harrison Barnes And Keegan Murray They accounted for the Kings’ first 24 points on 8 points to 8 from Downtown. Tree LylesAnd Davon Mitchell And Malik is a monk He then came off the bench and combined a 4-for-4 from outside the arc to tie an NBA record.
The Kings did not miss a 3-point attempt until the 1:31 mark of the first quarter.
Sacramento led 47-33 after one quarter, the second most points scored in a first quarter in franchise history behind the 49 dropped on New Orleans Pelicans in 2020.
Bench answers the call
While a record-breaking first quarter set the tone, Monk and Lyles finished off the Grizzlies.
Lyles and Monk would walk out in the third quarter which got the game out of control. They threw back-to-back thunderous dunks early in the fourth quarter that had Golden 1 Center rocking.
Lyles had 24 points, three blocks, and two team steals shooting 8 of 11 in 25 minutes. Monk scored 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists on 5-of-9 shooting to seal the victory.
The Kings bench edged the Grizzlies reserves 57-25 in the victory.
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Murray put together a great game, and it wasn’t all from behind the arc.
The rookie finished with 20 points and nine rebounds, just one board short of a career double-double that would have been his third in his last five games.
Murray has now had double points in nine of his last ten games.