Spurs’ Victor Wembanyama posts absurd stat line for historic triple-double

Victor Wembanyama registered a rare triple-double on Monday and joined some elite company in the history books to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a win over the Toronto Raptors.

Wembanyama produced 27 points, 14 rebounds, 10 blocks, five assists and two steals in a 122-99 victory to snap a seven-game losing streak. He went 10-of-14 from the field, including 2-of-4 from 3-point range, in 29 minutes of work.

The top pick became the fifth player in history to record at least 25 points, 10 rebounds, 10 blocks and five assists in a game. He is the first player to record a triple-double with blocks since Clint Capela in January 2021 and just the fourth rookie to reach that mark.

“He did a little bit of everything,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Obviously, he is an all-around talented player. (He has) got a great feel for the game, and it shows in a variety of ways, whether he is passing, making decisions or blocking shots. It doesn’t matter.”

Wembanyama notched the triple-double midway through the fourth quarter after swatting Raptors rookie Gradey Dick in the paint. It is his second of the season after previously recording one on Jan. 10 with points, rebounds and assists.

The 7-footer had those watching paying close attention to his stat line after swatting his 10th shot of the game. He wasn’t necessarily close to registering only the fifth quadruple-double ever, but it was something that crossed his mind.

“As a second thought, yes, but I was trying to win first,” Wembanyama said of accomplishing that feat. “I almost got a quintuple-double with (seven) turnovers.”

Wembanyama became the first rookie since Spurs legend and Hall of Famer David Robinson in February 1990 to record a triple-double with blocks. He also joined Ralph Sampson and Mark Eaton to reach that mark since blocks became an official stat in the 1973-74 season.

He was thrilled to join Robinson in the history books.

“It is great company to have my name next to him,” Wembanyama said. “I guess it counts even more since it is family, from the Spurs and San Antonio.”

Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire