Domantas Sabonis has been an absolute star for the Indiana Pacers since joining the team in 2017. He is one of the best big men in the NBA and contributes all over the floor for one of the Eastern Conference’s best teams.
Originally considered a high-ceiling throw-in of the Paul George trade, Sabonis has emerged as one of the most dynamic bigs in the league. He fills the stat sheet every single night, almost always recording a double-double. However, his feat of racking up assists has placed him atop Pacers history.
Domantas Sabonis sets Indiana Pacers record with seventh triple-double
Sabonis just surpassed Detlef Schrempf for the team record in triple-doubles after notching his seventh for the Pacers. While the triple-double has lost some of its flavor in recent years thanks to many considering it a stat-padding beneficiary, it is still a remarkable feat.
Sabonis set the record during Wednesday’s overtime win over the Timberwolves. He finished the night with 36 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists in a game that he, and the Pacers, needed after a bit of a rough stretch. The win, while not all too convincing, was much-needed.
There is still plenty of room for Sabonis to grow and even more time for him to expand his lead for the franchise record. He is making his claim as one of the best players in franchise history and can really bolster that notion with another All-Star selection in 2021.
Indiana still has plenty of time to get to full strength and hit their stride but this performance from Sabonis – and others – will go a long way in getting the team back to form. Sabonis is the hub of the Indiana offense this season and this new record is a sign of that. If he continues to post big numbers while helping the Pacers stay near the top of the East, he will only be rewarded even more.
Congrats to Domas on an accomplished career already with the Indiana Pacers and hopefully there will be more to come!