Victor Wembanyama Records Unprecedented Stat in NBA History


In an unprecedented achievement, Victor Wembanyama, a rookie for the San Antonio Spurs, etched his name in NBA history by becoming the first player to amass over 30 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 blocks while maintaining a shooting accuracy of 50 percent or more in a single game. 

This remarkable feat occurred during an overtime victory against the Brooklyn Nets at Moody Center on Sunday.

Victor Wembanyama’s Stellar Performance: Stats Breakdown

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At the age of 20, Wembanyama accomplished this remarkable statistical milestone within a span of 36 minutes of play. 

His performance included 33 points, achieved through 14 successful shots out of 26 attempts, albeit with a 1-for-7 record from beyond the arc. 

Additionally, he secured 15 rebounds, contributed seven assists, and demonstrated his defensive prowess with seven blocks throughout the game.

San Antonio secured a significant victory over Brooklyn with a final score of 122-115 during an impressive overtime session, thereby ending a three-game losing streak. 

Despite a formidable performance by Cam Thomas of the Nets, who scored 31 points, the San Antonio team prevailed.

The 7-foot-4 rookie center has demonstrated exceptional consistency, achieving five games wherein he scored at least 20 points, secured 10 rebounds, and contributed both five blocks and five assists. 

Furthermore, he achieved his 36th double-double within his 60-game tenure.

Wembanyama’s Defensive Heroics: Key Blocks and Dunk

During overtime, Wembanyama made significant contributions to San Antonio’s victory by adding four points and two blocks, crucial in the team’s decisive 12-5 scoring surge.

Expressing his sentiments, Wembanyama remarked, “I find great enjoyment in those moments. I believe they are pivotal for our team’s development and improvement compared to any other juncture in the game. Therefore, winning during those instances is particularly gratifying.”

Wembanyama’s pivotal defensive play included blocking Dennis Schroder’s layup, thus maintaining the Spurs’ close proximity in score, followed by a dunk that further solidified his candidacy for Rookie of the Year honors.

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