Kings’ Marvin Bagley is first teenager in NBA history with 24-12-4-3 stat line
With Marvin Bagley III finishing the game with 24 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, and three blocks, the Sacramento Kings big man became the first teenager in NBA history to log such stellar stat line in their win over the San Antonio Spurs.
In fact, the 19-year-old already claimed the record with 2:21 minutes still remaining on the clock — a crucial note, given that the game was already decided, Bagley could have easily been given an early night off and narrowly miss the chance of getting in on a little known statistical club.
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More importantly, the Kings came away with the victory; a 127-112 drubbing of the similarly playoff-bound Spurs. The Kings also got contributions from De’Aaron Fox who had 20 points, Buddy Hield who dropped 18 points, and Iman Shumpert who had 13 points. Reserve Yogi Ferrell also chipped in 19 points and converted all seven 3-point attempts.
The Kings have extended their winning streak to three games. They currently have a decent 28-25 win-loss record which places them in ninth place in the Western Conference. This is turning out to be the franchise’s best season in recent memory. If all goes well, they have a chance at qualifying for the playoffs for the first time since the 2005-06 season.
But even if they fall short, the 2018-19 season will be tagged as a revelation for the franchise. Their young core comprised of Fox, Hield, and Bagley are quickly developing into capable NBA players. Given more time and experience, we might see a rise of a young and competitive squad in Sacramento.