Victor Wembanyama Dominates with 10 Blocked Shots in Triple-Double Performance
Victor Wembanyama made history as the first rookie in nearly 34 years to secure a triple-double with blocked shots, propelling the visiting San Antonio Spurs to a commanding 122-99 triumph over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.
Wembanyama showcased his prowess with 27 points, 14 rebounds, and a career-high 10 blocks. This feat places him among elite company, with rookies David Robinson (three times in 1989-90), Ralph Sampson (1983-84), and Mark Eaton (1982-83) as the only others to achieve a triple-double with blocked shots in NBA history.
Adding to his stellar performance, Wembanyama contributed five assists and maintained an impressive shooting accuracy of 10-for-14 from the floor.
In other NBA action, the Philadelphia 76ers halted the Cleveland Cavaliers’ nine-game winning streak with a narrow 123-121 victory, buoyed by standout performances from Buddy Hield and Kelly Oubre Jr.
The Houston Rockets clinched a thrilling 105-103 win over the New York Knicks, with Aaron Holiday sealing the deal with two clutch free throws in the dying seconds of the game.
Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets secured a solid 111-102 win against the Indiana Pacers, fueled by strong performances from Grant Williams and Seth Curry, both making impactful contributions to their hometown team.
Ayo Dosunmu’s career-high 29 points propelled the Chicago Bulls to a 136-126 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, with DeMar DeRozan also shining with 29 points for the Bulls.
Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated with 36 points and 18 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks cruised to a 112-95 win over the Denver Nuggets, showcasing another stellar defensive effort.
The New Orleans Pelicans held off a late surge from the Memphis Grizzlies to secure a hard-fought 96-87 victory on the road, led by Herbert Jones’ 17 points.
Luka Doncic’s 10th triple-double of the season powered the Dallas Mavericks to a thrilling 112-104 comeback win over the Washington Wizards, extending their winning streak to five games.
Finally, the Golden State Warriors showcased a balanced attack led by Klay Thompson’s 26 points, securing a convincing 129-107 win over the Utah Jazz.