Domantas Sabonis Achieves 6th 20-Rebound Triple-Double, Ranks 7th in NBA History

– ‣ Domantas Sabonis tied with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the seventh most 20-rebound triple-doubles in NBA history, marking his sixth such achievement during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
– ‣ Sabonis leads the NBA this season in total rebounds, rebounds per game (RPG), and triple-doubles, showcasing his significant impact on the Sacramento Kings‘ performance.
– ‣ Despite his outstanding contributions and leading the league in several statistical categories, Sabonis was overlooked for what could have been his fourth All-Star selection.


Oh boy, Domantas Sabonis is on fire! He matched Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, landing them both in seventh heaven in the NBA’s history books. This happened Wednesday night when the Sacramento Kings triumphed over the Los Angeles Lakers, 130-120. Talk about a moment!

Sabonis didn’t just stop there. Nope. He racked up his 57th double-double and, get this, his 22nd triple-double of the season. That’s leading the league, folks.

Now, Wilt Chamberlain is still the king of the court with 59 career 20-rebound triple-doubles. The legends Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Oscar Robertson, and a few others trail behind. Russell Westbrook? He’s got three to his name in his 16 years.

Cut to the chase, Sabonis dazzled against the Lakers. He scored 16 points, grabbed 20 rebounds, dished out 12 assists, and snatched two steals in just 37 minutes. His fourth triple-double in just seven games. And his shooting? Stellar at 73.7%.

Twitter was all abuzz with Sabonis’s feats. “Domantas Sabonis had a triple-double with 20 rebounds in Wednesday’s win over the Lakers,” tweeted Basketball Reference. They noted it was his sixth 20-rebound triple-double, tying him with Abdul-Jabbar. #NBA #LightTheBeam indeed.

At 27, Sabonis is outpacing stars like Jokic, Doncic, and Antetokounmpo on the season’s triple-double list. Even without a triple-double against the Spurs Thursday night, he was monumental. 31 points, a crucial dunk in the final seconds, 17 rebounds, and nine assists. His 58th double-double of the season, and it’s been a straight 45.

The Kings’ ace leads the NBA this season in rebounds, RPG, and triple-doubles. With the Kings down against the Spurs, Malik Monk’s 3-pointer tied the game. Then Sabonis, with a steal and dunk, clinched the win. “Just to get this win, it’s great,” he said. But he knows there’s more to learn.

Through 62 games, all starts, Sabonis is averaging career highs. We’re talking 20 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 8.4 assists per game. His shooting? A cool 61% from the field and 42% from beyond the arc.

Despite leading the NBA in total rebounds, defensive rebounds, and triple-doubles, Sabonis missed out on a fourth All-Star selection. Yet, he ranks impressively in assists, player efficiency, offensive win shares, and value over replacement player.

In a standout game against Memphis on Jan. 29, Sabonis went off for 20 points, a career-high 26 rebounds, and five assists. Next up, the Kings face the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Can’t wait to see what Sabonis does next.

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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