Marvin Bagley III has made Sacramento Kings history by becoming the youngest player in franchise history to score 30 or more points in a game:
With 32 points in Sunday’s win, 19-year-old Marvin Bagley III is the youngest player in @SacramentoKings team history to score 30+ in a game. #SacramentoProud
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— StatMuse (@statmuse) February 11, 2019
Bagley earned these points playing against the Phoenix Suns, who passed on Bagley with the No. 1 pick in order to take Deandre Ayton. Bagley went No. 2 to Sacramento.
Bagley certainly showed the Suns what they’re missing on Sunday, and he said he couldn’t be prouder of his accomplishments:
“I love playing against the Suns. It’s fun playing against Deandre, the whole organization, everybody involved. I got to meet them when I went there for my pre-draft work and I met a few of those guys. So it was good competing against them.”
Bagley wasn’t the only one who did his thing on the court.
Buddy Hield scored 18 points, De’Aaron Fox had 17 points and nine assists, and Nemanja Bjelica added 10 points and eight rebounds to help Sacramento to its fifth win in six games.
Marvin Bagley III said that he was happy that he helped break the record for his team with this game, as the last time the Kings reached 30 wins this quickly was in 2004-05 when they did it in 43 games:
“We have this goal in our heads about getting to the playoffs and it’s getting close right now. Every game matters. I’m excited, after we get done with this next game, how we come back from break and see where we can go from there.”
Sacramento is now 30-26 on the season, which is a half-game behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the eighth spot in the West.