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Wembanyama becomes the youngest player to record a triple-double with blocks |  NBA

Wembanyama becomes the youngest player to record a triple-double with blocks | NBA

A strong candidate for Rookie of the Year this season, 20-year-old Frenchman Victor Wembanyama continues to break records in the NBA. In the San Antonio Spurs' 122-99 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday evening, the 2.24-meter giant scored no less than 27 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks in just 29 minutes on the court and became the youngest player in the history of the league. To score a triple double with blocks.

Victor Wimpanyama playing against the Toronto Raptors – Photo: Getty Images

Wimpy is the first rookie to reach the milestone since David Robinson had 24 points, 12 rebounds and 12 blocks with the Spurs in 1990. He joins Robinson and Ralph Sampson as the only rookies to record a triple-double with blocks and more than 20 points. .

With this feat, Wimpy surpasses legend Shaquille O'Neal, who hit the post in his first season in the NBA with nine blocked shots. The star only notched a triple-double in double figures in blocked shots in his second year in the league, at age 21, when he had 24 points, 28 rebounds and 15 blocked shots in a duel between the Orlando Magic and New Jersey. networks.

That mark hasn't been seen in the NBA since Clint Capela had 13 points, 19 rebounds and 10 blocks for Atlanta against Minnesota in January 2021. That was also the last time anyone blocked 10 shots in a game.

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Wembanyama was the No. 1 pick in last year's NBA draft. He will play in his first All-Star Game next weekend, where he will participate in the Rising Stars Game, with the best rookies in the league. In January of this year, the French giant achieved his first hat-trick, in the confrontation between Tottenham and the Detroit Pistons. At the time, the Frenchman became the franchise's youngest player to achieve the feat, with 16 points, 10 assists and 12 rebounds.

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Toronto Raptors 99 x 122 San Antonio Spurs
Atlanta Hawks 126 x 136 Chicago Bulls
Milwaukee Bucks 112
× 95 Denver Nuggets
Memphis Grizzlies 87 96 New Orleans Pelicans
Houston Rockets 105 × 103 New York Knicks
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