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NBA: With blocks, Victor Wembanyama records a historic triple-double as the San Antonio Spurs defeat the Toronto Raptors

<p>On Monday night, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Toronto Raptors 122-99 to end a seven-game losing run. Devin Vassell scored 25 points, while Victor Wembanyama finished with 27 points, 14 rebounds, and a career-high 10 blocks in his second triple-double.</p>
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<p>In 29 minutes, Wembanyama hit 10 of 14 shots, had five assists, and had two steals as the Spurs defeated Minnesota for the first time since January 27. On November 18, he had set a career best of eight blocks against Memphis. In that regard, he is the NBA’s leader.</p>
<p>Since Clint Capela’s 13 points, 19 rebounds, and 10 blocks for Atlanta against Minnesota on January 22, 2021, it was the first triple-double with blocks. In addition, no one in the NBA has ever blocked ten shots in a single game before.</p>
<p>Wembanyama joined the ranks of famous big men Hakeem Olajuwon, Ralph Sampson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and former Spurs standout David Robinson as the only players in NBA history to record at least 25 points, 10 rebounds, 10 blocks, and five assists in an NBA game.</p>
<p>“Being a part of the Spurs family adds even more significance to having a name in this group,” he said.</p>
<p>Wembanyama, along with Robinson, Mark Eaton, and Ralph Sampson, became only the fourth rookie in NBA history to record a triple-double that included blocks.</p>
<p>“Wemby,” the first NBA player with at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, 10 blocks, and five assists in a game since Olajuwon in 1996, helped San Antonio end a seven-game losing run.</p>
<p>The Frenchman cautioned that he may not have many nights with ten or more blocks because of his stature and ability to stop shots.</p>
<p>“I had to exert more effort tonight to block shots because I’m getting less and less attention from opponents,” Wembanyama said. “It appears to be intimidation.”</p>
<p>Wembanyama, who had his first NBA triple-double against Detroit last month, finished with five assists and two steals in addition to making 10 of 14 field goals, two of four three-pointers, and five of six free throws in 29 minutes.</p>
<p>“He performed a variety of tasks,” stated Gregg Popovich, the coach of the Spurs. “He is a very skilled player overall.”</p>
<p>With 16 points from Jeremy Sochan and 12 from Keldon Johnson, San Antonio ended a four-game road losing run.</p>

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