Kings rookie Marvin Bagley tops NBA debut in first half of second game

Marcus White
NBC Sports BayArea
<p>Bagley scored more points in the first quarter on Friday than he did in his NBA debut on Wednesday. </p>

Kings rookie Marvin Bagley tops NBA debut in first half of second game

Bagley scored more points in the first quarter on Friday than he did in his NBA debut on Wednesday.

After a quiet NBA debut, Marvin Bagley III was much louder in the first half of his second NBA game. 

The Kings rookie big man subbed in for Nemanja Bjelica just 3:11 into Sacramento's game against the New Orleans Pelicans, and scored four more points in the opening frame (10) than he did in his NBA debut on Wednesday.

Bagley picked up a steal 29 seconds into his appearance on Friday. For his first bucket, he responded to an Anthony Davis alley-oop with an emphatic slam dunk of his own.

The 19-year-old made each of his next two shots, finishing the first quarter shooting 100 percent from the field (3 of 3). He did the same from the free-throw line (4 of 4), adding two rebounds and two steals. 

Bagley even managed to get the best of Davis with a spin move. 

In all, the No. 2 overall pick played more minutes in the first half (14) than he did all of Wednesday against the Jazz (12). He finished the half with 14 points (on 5 of 6 shooting),  three rebounds, two steals, and a block. 

Bagley will have ups and downs -- he was also minus-13 in the first half -- in his first NBA season, but Friday's first half gave a glimpse of what the young big can do. 

 


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