Victor Wembanyama Is 4th Player Ever With 30 Points, 15 Rebounds, 7 Assists, 7 Blocks In Game

San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama became the fourth player in NBA history to record 30 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and seven blocks in a game yesterday (3/17) against the Brooklyn Nets. 

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Only Wembanyama, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Charles Barkley and Joel Embiid have recorded that type of stat line in a game. 

The Spurs beat the Nets by a final score of 122-115 in overtime. Wembanyama finished with 33 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and seven blocks in 36 minutes while shooting 14-of-26 from the field, 1-of-7 from beyond the arc and 4-of-6 from the free-throw line. 

The Spurs improved to 15-53 after beating the Nets. 

“It’s just that moment it finally paid off, our efforts of the game,” Wembanyama said, via ESPN. “I mean, the efforts, hitting guys on screens, rolling hard and being aggressive and making shots for Dev (Devin Vassell). They had to make a choice. Dev made the perfect read and it just shows all progress.”

Wembanyama will likely win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He’s averaging 20.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.5 blocks this season. The 20-year-old leads the league in blocks and blocks per game. 

The Spurs are expected to play a game in Paris next season. Wembanyama, who was born in Le Chesnay, France, a suburb of Paris, is excited about the opportunity to play near his home.

“I’m looking forward to it very much,” Wembanyama said. “Obviously it’s going to be probably the game or the games that are going to be very important for me because of course it’s me coming back from where I come from, especially might be in my city or around the city. So it’s going to be very special. Also, it is going to allow me to see maybe my family in the middle of the season, which doesn’t happen often. So it’s great.”

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