Domantas Sabonis sets Sacramento-era single-season double-doubles record

Mar 14, 2023, 10:02 AM | Updated: 10:03 am
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 20: Domantas Sabonis #10 of the Sacramento Kings celebrates after ...
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(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

It seems like Domantas Sabonis breaks a Sacramento Kings record every night, and the big man added another milestone to his collection on Monday night.

Sabonis broke DeMarcus Cousins’ Sacramento-era (1985-present) record of 53 double-doubles in a single season with his league-leading 54th of the year during a 133-124 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks at Golden 1 Center.

The 2023 All-Star finished the night with 23 points, 17 rebounds, and 15 assists over 39 minutes–his 10th triple-double of the season (second-most in the NBA).

Sabonis’ 54 double-doubles surpassed Cousins’ mark of 53 during the 2013-14 season.

The 26-year-old also became just the second player in franchise history with 20-15-15 in a game, joining Hall of Fame guard Oscar Robertson. It marks the first time since Robertson had 26-15-16 against Philadelphia on January 8, 1965, per Kings Communications.

In his first full season with the Kings, the three-time All-Star is currently averaging 19.0 points, 12.4 rebounds, 7.1 assists (career-high), and 0.8 steals per game while shooting 61 percent from the field (career-high) and 37 percent from three-point range.

Sabonis was named Western Conference Player of the Week for his stellar play during the week of March 6-12th, becoming the fourth player in the Sacramento-era to be named Western Conference Player of the Week multiple times during a single season, joining De’Aaron Fox, DeMarcus Cousins, and Chris Webber.

After starting the post-All-Star-break with an 8-2 record, the Kings are firmly in the mix for a top-four spot in the West, which would lock in home-court advantage during the first round of the playoffs.

Sacramento (40-27) holds a six-game lead over the sixth-seed Minnesota Timberwolves with 15 games remaining, putting themselves in a strong position to clinch a spot in the first round of the NBA Playoffs rather than have to go through the Play-In process.

The end of the 16-year postseason drought is near, and Sabonis has put himself in the All-NBA discussion while leading this team to its best play in nearly 20 years.

Next Game

Sacramento will open up a four-game road trip on Wednesday night when they face the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.

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

Upcoming Sacramento Kings Schedule

Wednesday, March 15th – Sacramento Kings @ Chicago Bulls – 5:00 PM PST

Thursday, March 16th – Sacramento Kings @ Brooklyn Nets – 4:30 PM PST

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

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