Harrison Barnes and the Sacramento Kings seemed really eager to get back to proving themselves at the start of a new NBA week. You could really tell by the way they started the game tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies, they were really really fired up.
The Kings put up a total of 12 triples in the first quarter against Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies, who had no idea what hit them. Sacramento managed to set a new franchise record for the most 3-point shots in a quarter:
“The Kings’ franchise record before tonight for the most bombs in a quarter was 9 and it happened a total of 5 times. Sacramento is now 12/13 on the night from the perimeter and leads the Grizzlies 47-33 after the 1st quarter.”.
Great Harrison Barnes
Barnes had the hottest hands of all, as he put up 5 of his 6 attempts from the arc in the first half, which he finished with 15 points on the strength of those percentages that are – in theory – neither in heaven nor on earth. Rookie Keegan Murray also did very well in the first quarter, making all three of his shots from the dustance. Trey Lyles came off the bench and put up two before the buzzer sounded, while Davion Mitchell and Malik Monk Monk finished with one head.
An excellent NBA season for Sacramento Kings.
Although it is unlikely that the Kings will be able to sustain that kind of shooting over the long term, there is no denying that this is a team that can have very good shooting percentages this season. The Kings entered Monday’s contest ranked seventh in the NBA with 13.5 3-point shots per game and 10th with 36.7 percent shooting from behind the arc.
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