This is the kind of rare stat line the San Antonio Spurs envisioned when they landed the No. 1 pick in last summer's draft.
Victor Wembanyama overwhelmed the Toronto Raptors Monday night on both sides of the court with his second career triple-double. This time, he did it with blocks. And he was five assists away from logging a quadruple-double.
The rookie Spurs center posted 27 points, 14, rebounds, 10 blocks, five assists and two steals in a 122-99 blowout of the Raptors in Toronto.
Wembanyama recorded his career-high ninth block late in the third quarter with a stuff of a Scottie Barnes dunk attempt from behind.
The Spurs lead was so big at that point, head coach Gregg Popovich pulled him from the game. His 10th block emphatically sent back a Gradey Dick putback attempt with 6:35 remaining and secured the triple-double.
The 112-87 Spurs lead at that point was big enough that head coach Gregg Popovich felt comfortable pulling his prized rookie from the game.