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NBA starters in Summer League: A ’41-point explosion’ is a one-man show

Murray sent the home fans into a frenzy.

The Sacramento Kings defeated the Miami Heat 95-83 in the 2023 California Classic Summer League on Saturday (June 6) at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

The California Classic Summer League precedes the 30-team Las Vegas Summer League. The California Classic will be held at Sacramento’s home arena, Golden 1 Center. Naturally, the crowd is bound to be louder for the Sacramento players than the other teams. On this day, one young gun got them fired up.

Sacramento’s Keegan Murray was the MVP of last year’s Las Vegas Summer League, dispelling any doubts about him. He didn’t go on to win the championship, but Murray was the most impressive player in the entire Summer League 먹튀검증.

At the time of the draft, Sacramento was heavily criticized for passing on Jaylen Ivy to take Murray, but Murray proved his worth in the Summer League, and that changed the game. Now, it’s hard to find a Sacramento fan who criticizes Murray’s selection.

After a strong start in Summer League, Murray played in 80 games (78 starts) in his rookie season, averaging 12.2 points and 4.6 rebounds for powerhouse Sacramento. He shot 41.1 percent from three-point range and totaled 206 three-pointers in the regular season, breaking the record for most three-pointers made in a single season by a rookie.

That’s why Murray is back in Summer League. Based on his performance last season, he no longer needs to play in Summer League. But Murray, who said he got some advice from head coach Mike Brown, said in an interview that he was looking forward to playing in Summer League.

Murray stood out in a summer league dominated by rookies and young players looking for two-way contracts. In the first game against Golden State on April 4, he scored a game-high 29 points to lead his team to victory.

The second game, against Miami, was even more dominant. After scoring 19 points in the first half, Murray added 13 in the third quarter and nine in the fourth to pour in 41 points. He hit six long-range 3-pointers, and he also played great defense and had four blocked shots. His three-pointers and blocked shots on the night were more than the other team’s five starters combined.

A one-man show, Sacramento fans responded to Murray with a huge ovation as he headed to the bench with his mission accomplished. After averaging 35.0 points in two games, a hilarious meme emerged among fans calling Murray the “Michael Jordan of Summer League.

After providing fans with a solid offseason highlight, Murray will now graduate from the Summer League. Sacramento Summer League coach Luke Rox confirmed that Murray has played his last game of the summer, implying that he will not be playing in the upcoming schedule.


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