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Sacramento Kings tie NBA record for most three-pointers in a quarter

January 25, 2023

Sacramento Kings tie NBA record for most three-pointers in a quarter

According to ESPN on Monday, the Sacramento Kings tied the National Basketball Association record for most three-point shots made in a quarter with 12. They accomplished the feat in their most impressive win of the season, a 133-100 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.

The Kings tied the record previously set by the Phoenix Suns on April 12, 2021. The Suns had 12 three-pointers in the second quarter in a 126-120 win over the Houston Rockets on April 12, 2021. Also that night, the Suns tied the Utah Jazz for most three-pointers in one half (18), and set a franchise record for most three-pointers made in one game (25).

In Sacramento’s win on Monday, Harrison Barnes of Ames, Iowa, led the Kings with five points made in the quarter. Keegan Murray of Cedar Rapids, Iowa made three three-pointers. Meanwhile off the bench, Canadian Trey Lyles of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan made two three-pointers, while Malik Monk of Jonesboro. Arkansas and Davion Mitchell of Hinesville, Georgia each had one.


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Barnes and Lyles finished the game with six three-points shot made each. The Kings made 22 three-point shots overall in the contest. Lyles also led the Kings in scoring with 24 points.

Domantas Sabonis notched a triple double, as he had 14 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. De’Aaron Fox of New Orleans, Louisiana also had a double double, as he had 17 points and 10 assists.

With the win, the Kings improved to a record of 27 wins and 19 losses. They are in third place in the Western Conference. They are behind only the Denver Nuggets and Grizzlies.


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