NBA Game Notes (Jan. 23, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on January 23, 2023.
Kings Tie Long-Range Mark
The Sacramento Kings tied an NBA record by making 12 3-pointers in just 13 attempts in the first quarter of a 133-100 rout of the Memphis Grizzlies. The Kings matched the record for most 3-pointers made in a quarter shared by the Phoenix Suns (April 12, 2021) and Portland Trail Blazers (May 10, 2021).
The Kings have won seven of their last eight games to improve their record to 27-19, good for third place in the Western Conference standings. The Kings have scored at least 130 points in 11 games this season, three more such games than any other team. It’s the first time since 1970-71 the Kings (nee Royals) have produced 11 such games in a season.
The Kings’ Trey Lyles scored a game-high 24 points on 8-11 shooting from the field, including 6-8 from 3-point range. Lyles also had seven rebounds, three blocks, and two steals in his 25 minutes played.
Teammates Harrison Barnes and Keegan Murray each scored 20 points, with Barnes making six 3-pointers and Murray five. Lyles, Barnes, and Murray are just the third trio in franchise history to each score at least 20 points with five 3-pointers made in the same game.
Kings center Domantas Sabonis recorded his sixth triple-double of the season, tallying 14 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. Sabonis has recorded 23 straight double-doubles, the longest such streak by a King in the Sacramento era. He’s averaging 20.2 PPG, 14.2 RPG, and 8.3 APG over that span, shooting 61.5% from the field.
Sabonis is averaging a triple-double over his last nine games (18.6 PPG, 12.9 RPG, and 10.1 APG). He’s the first King (nee Royal) to average a triple-double over a nine-game span since Oscar Robertson in January 1966.
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