Keegan Murray

Steph delivers great response to Keegan's historic 3-point night

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Steph Curry, like the rest of the NBA world, was stunned by Keegan Murray's 3-point wizardry Saturday night.

The Warriors superstar couldn't watch the Kings' 125-104 win over the Utah Jazz because, at that time, he was handling business against the Brooklyn Nets at Chase Center. But after his team's win, Curry was informed of Murray's incredible shooting stats, and he couldn't believe what he heard.

"He did what?" Curry said when first being told the Kings forward had started 12 of 13 from 3-point range.

Murray finished the game with a career-high 47 points on 16-of-23 shooting (69.6 percent) from the field and 12 of 15 (80 percent) from behind the arc, with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and a plus-33 rating in 36 minutes. He set an NBA record for most consecutive 3-pointers made in a single game with 11, and also became the youngest player in NBA history to make 12 triples in a contest.

Murray's 12 3-pointers made against the Jazz also set a Kings single-game franchise record.

Curry certainly knows how Murray felt with the hot hand. The NBA's all-time 3-point king made 13 threes against the New Orleans Pelicans on Nov. 7, 2016, and finished with 46 points. And his Splash Brother, Klay Thompson, holds the NBA record for most 3-pointers made in a regular-season game with 14.

"When somebody on the team knows you're hot, they're going to start taking your looks away. You got to sustain that over the course of the game," Curry said. "Twelve of 13 is nuts. ... It's tough because you have to find good looks, stay hot the whole game.

"Klay's was wild because he was like 14 of 21 in three quarters. It took me the whole game when I hit 13."

While Curry spoke to reporters, Sacramento still was playing. Curry continued to ask questions about Murray's numbers to track the stats, wondering if the second-year forward, who set the NBA record for 3-pointers by a rookie last season, would pass his or Thompson's mark.

As Curry's press conference finished, he said he'd tune into the game himself to witness history being made at Golden 1 Center. Murray cooled off in the fourth quarter, though, and Thompson still holds the record -- for now.

Nonetheless, if you managed to shock the greatest 3-point shooter in basketball history, you did something right. And that's exactly what Murray did.

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