Sabonis passes Thorpe for most rebounds in a single season during the Sacramento era

Mar 17, 2023, 10:29 AM

Domantas Sabonis #10 of the Sacramento Kings looks to pass as Nic Claxton #33 of the Brooklyn Nets ...

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Sacramento Kings center Domantas Sabonis made history Thursday night.

During his 24-point, 21-rebound effort in the Kings’ win over the Brooklyn Nets, the center passed Otis Thorpe (1987-88) for the most rebounds in a single season during the Sacramento era by pulling down his 838th board of the year. Thorpe moves to number two on the list with 837 and DeMarcus Cousins is third with 831 rebounds in a single season.

His double-double was also his 56th of the season, tying the Kings’ single-season franchise record set by Tiny Archibald in 1972-73.

The Kings’ center also became the first player this season with at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks in the first half of a game while joining MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo as the only players with 20 points and 10 boards in an opening half.

After the game, coach Mike Brown said Domantas Sabonis sets the tone for the whole team.

“He sets the tone for us with his physicality, and he was great tonight because we stay on him about it, but he’s got to continue to play as hard as he does, as physical as he does, but do it while showing his hands so that he doesn’t get in early foul trouble.”

Next Game

Sacramento’s four-game road trip continues Saturday night when the Kings face Bradley Beal and a Washington Wizards team fighting for a spot in the Eastern Conference Play-In.

Be sure to get all of your Kings vs. Wizards coverage right here on Sactown Sports 1140 beginning at 3:30 p.m. PST on Game Night with Scott Marsh and Henry ‘The High Flyer’ Turner before a 5:00 PM PST tip-off from Washington D.C.

Upcoming Sacramento Kings Schedule

Saturday, March 18th – Sacramento Kings @ Washington Wizards – 5:00 PM PST

Monday, March 20th – Sacramento Kings @ Utah Jazz – 6:00 PM PST

Tuesday, March 21st – Sacramento Kings vs. Boston Celtics – 7:00 PM PST

Friday, March 24th – Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns – 7:00 PM PST

Saturday, March 25th – Sacramento Kings vs. Utah Jazz – 7:00 PM PST

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