Kings’ Domantas Sabonis Sets a New Record for Straight Double-Doubles

Domantas Sabonis attends the 3rd annual NBA Awards in 2019
Domantas Sabonis at the 3rd annual NBA Awards in 2019. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI/Shutterstock (12595195d)

The Sacramento Kings center Domantas Sabonis delivered another double-double in a 108-96 win over the Philadelphia 76ers and managed to set a new NBA record in the process.

Sabonis finished the game with 11 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists, marking his 54th straight-double-double. He now has the most consecutive double-doubles since the NBA/ABA merger in 1976-77, besting the previous high of 53 achieved by Kevin Love in 2010-11.

If he continues racking up double-doubles at this pace, Sabonis will likely set the new record for most double-doubles in a post-merger era. The current record-holder is Hakeem Olajuwon with 72, while Sabonis has a total of 67 double-doubles in 2023-24 with 11 games to play.

Sabonis will likely have to satisfy himself with post-merger era records because he isn’t anywhere close to touching the pre-merger numbers. The current record-holder overall for most consecutive double-doubles is Wilt Chamberlain, who had 227 consecutive games with a double-double between 1964 and 1967.

Domantas Sabonis has been playing one of his best seasons as a pro in 2023-24, averaging 19.8 points per game alongside career-highs in rebounds (13.7) and assists (8.3).

After an up-and-down first part of the season, the Kings have recently entered a stretch of good performances that saw them win seven out of their last 10 games. They are currently sitting sixth in the Western Conference with a 42-29 record and are two games behind the fourth-seeded New Orleans Pelicans.

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