TORONTO — Victor Wembayama had his second triple-double — and his first with blocks.
The San Antonio Spurs rookie blocked a shot by Toronto Raptors' Grady Dick, with 6:32 left in the fourth quarter of Monday night's 122-99 win, giving him the NBA's first shot at a triple-double. Over three years.
During that stretch, Wembaniama had 27 points, 14 rebounds and five assists, as well — all in just 29 minutes. According to ESPN Stats and Information Research, he is the first player with 10 blocks and 5 assists in less than 30 minutes played.
Jan. 22, 2021 It was Clint Capela's first triple-double with blocks since he had 13 points, 19 rebounds and 10 blocks for the Atlanta Hawks against the Minnesota Timberwolves. It was the last time anyone in the NBA blocked 10 shots. In a game.
Hakeem Olajuwon has the most triple-doubles with blocks since he officially started registering in the NBA. He has done it 11 times, one more than Dikembe Mutombo and two more than Spurs' Hall of Famer David Robinson.
Robinson had nine such triple-doubles — one of which was a quadruple-double. Ortiz Gilmore was the only other Spurs player to record a triple-double with blocks in the 1984-85 season.
Vembanyama was the No. 1 pick in last year's NBA draft. He will head to his first All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis this weekend, participating in the Rising Stars game on Friday night and the Skills Challenge on Saturday night.
Wembanayama recorded another triple-double against the Detroit Pistons on January 10, when he had 16 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists — but no blocks.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.