The Sacramento Kings poured in 45 points in one quarter. This is the most they’ve scored since the 2001 season when they reached the Western Conference Finals.
The Kings notched 46 points against the Atlanta Hawks in the third quarter alone.
Sacramento Kings score 45+ points in a quarter for the first time since 2001 when they reached Western Conference Finals.#SacramentoProud #NBA #NBATwitter
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) November 2, 2018
Their highest scoring quarter prior was in 2001 when the team was comprised of Chris Webber, Mike Bibby, Peja Stojakovic, Doug Christie, and current general manager Vlade Divac, among others.
They finished the 2001-02 season with an impressive 61-21 record which led the West. Come playoff time, they made it all the way up to the West Finals where they battled with the Los Angeles Lakers led by Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. They lost in seven games and the Lakers went all the way to claim their third consecutive championship.
Though not much is expected from the Kings this season, their scoring outburst is still a good sign of things to come. Marvin Bagley III, the second overall pick in the draft, is playing like the lottery pick that he is. He’s currently logging in 12.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. De’Aaron Fox, last year’s fifth overall pick, is quickly developing into a pretty good guard. So far, he’s averaging 17.5 points and 6.9 assists per game.
Against the Hawks, they ended up with a 146-115 victory, bringing their record to 6-3. Fox himself finished with his first triple-double: 31 points, 14 assists, and 10 rebounds. The Kings will end their four-game road trip via a duel with the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.