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Kings center Domantas Sabonis made history by recording his 54th consecutive double-double in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers. This broke Kevin Love’s record and is the longest single-season streak since the ABA-NBA merger in 1976. Despite getting hit in the face early in the game, Sabonis finished with 11 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. The Kings won the game 108-96, with De’Aaron Fox and Keegan Murray also contributing significantly to the victory.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver was present at the game to witness Sabonis break the record. The Kings are now tied with the Dallas Mavericks for the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference. Sabonis leads the NBA in double-doubles and triple-doubles, joining the ranks of legends like Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, Russell Westbrook, and Nikola Jokic with 25 or more triple-doubles in a season. Sabonis broke Love’s record with an offensive rebound and putback in the third quarter.

Despite the relentless pursuit of history, Sabonis remains humble and focused on contributing to his team’s success. Coach Mike Brown praised Sabonis for his consistency and durability, comparing him to the greats of the game like Tim Duncan. Sabonis’ work ethic and determination have been key to his success, as he continues to fight for every rebound and make a significant impact on the court. The Kings honored Sabonis with a video presentation and a standing ovation from fans during a timeout in the game.

Tyrese Maxey led the 76ers with 29 points, but the team has been struggling with Joel Embiid out due to injury. Maxey scored 21 points in the first quarter but was limited to eight points in the remaining quarters as the Kings built a significant lead. Sabonis’ record-breaking performance puts him among the elite players in NBA history with the longest double-double streaks in a single season. Only four players, including Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor, have produced longer streaks in the history of the league.

Sabonis’ achievement showcases his talent and dedication to the game, as he continues to make an impact for the Kings. His record-breaking streak is a testament to his hard work and perseverance on the court. With the Kings making a playoff push in the Western Conference, Sabonis’ performance will be crucial to their success as they strive for a postseason berth. Despite facing adversity and challenges, Sabonis remains focused on his team’s goals and is determined to make a difference every time he steps on the court.

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