Sabonis Ties NBA/ABA Merger Record with 54th Consecutive Double-Double Performance

Sabonis Achieves NBA Milestone with Double-Double in Kings-76ers Game

The NBA/ABA merger in 1976-77 is a record that has stood the test of time, but it may soon be broken by Kings center Domantas Sabonis. On Monday, Sabonis recorded his 54th consecutive double-double at Golden 1 Center against the Philadelphia 76ers, tying him with legends like Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor for the longest double-double streak since the merger.

Sabonis is not just an All-Star; he leads the league in triple-doubles, double-doubles, and rebounds this season. He is averaging 13.7 rebounds per game, and his impressive performance in Sacramento’s recent win over the Orlando Magic tied Kevin Love’s 53-game streak from 2010-11. Only four players in NBA history have longer streaks than Sabonis, including legends like Wilt Chamberlain and Elvin Hayes.

Despite not being an All-Star, Sabonis continues to impress with his consistent double-double performances. He has played in all 71 of Sacramento’s games this season and has a chance to extend his streak to 65 games, ranking him ninth in the all-time list behind Chamberlain, Bellamy, and Baylor. Sabonis is on track to join Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history to average 20 points, 13 rebounds, and 8 assists for an entire season, showcasing his exceptional skills and impact on the court.

In conclusion, Domantas Sabonis has made NBA history with his impressive double-double performances this season. With his current streak of 54 consecutive double-doubles and counting, he may soon become one of the greatest players in NBA history if he continues to perform at this level.

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