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Kings' Keegan Murray breaks rookie mark for 3-pointers

Field Level Media
30 Mar 2023, 14:19 GMT+10

Sacramento forward Keegan Murray swished a 3-pointer during the third quarter of the Kings' Wednesday road game against the Portland Trail Blazers to set the NBA rookie record with 188 treys in a season.

Murray's 3-pointer with 6:44 left in the quarter allowed him to break the previous mark set by Donovan Mitchell in 2017-18 when he was a member of the Utah Jazz.

The trey was Murray's third of the game. Murray entered the contest tied for second in 3-pointers by a rookie, as Damian Lillard made 185 for the Trail Blazers in 2012-13.

Murray has the highest 3-point field-goal percentage (40.7 percent entering Wednesday) for a rookie who had at least 400 long-range attempts. Saddiq Bey is second on that list after hitting 38 percent for the Detroit Pistons in 2020-21.

Murray, the fourth overall draft pick last year out of Iowa, entered the night with averages of 11.9 points and 4.6 rebounds in 73 games (71 starts).

--Field Level Media

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