Sabonis Propels Kings to 123-89 Victory Over Raptors

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The Sacramento Kings, led by Domantas Sabonis‘ 24th triple-double of the season, steamrolled the Toronto Raptors 123-89, extending Toronto’s losing streak to eight.

Sabonis’ performance—13 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists in less than 28 minutes—tied him with legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Moses Malone for the 14th-longest streak of consecutive double-doubles in NBA history.

“What Domas does for us every single night, it’s impressive,” Sacramento’s Harrison Barnes said. “To be able to be a force, go to the glass, facilitate the way he does, score the way he does, draw the attention that defenses put towards him, it’s something that you always have to bring attention to.

“His continued strong play is definitely All-NBA worthy.”

Kings coach Mike Brown highlighted Sabonis’ value, suggesting he deserves MVP consideration.

“It’s a shame, but that’s who he is,” Brown said. “He’s a walking triple-double machine. I say it’s a shame because it should be celebrated a ton, but that’s what he does. When he doesn’t get a triple-double, you expect a double-double. He’s getting one of the two, and that’s why he should be in the conversation for MVP.”

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The Kings showcased their depth, with Malik Monk adding 17 points and Barnes contributing 16, as they secured their second consecutive win. De’Aaron Fox’s scoring streak continued, with at least 20 points in his last five outings.

On the other side, the Raptors, heavily impacted by injuries and personal reasons, struggled throughout the game. Gary Trent Jr. led Toronto with 18 points in a tough month for the team, now 1-9 in March.

“We’re pretty thin right now,” Raptors coach Darko Rajakovic said.

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The game also saw Kings guard Kevin Huerter sidelined due to a dislocated left shoulder, further highlighting the physical demands of the sport.

Sacramento’s aggressive play led to a significant lead by halftime and an insurmountable advantage entering the fourth quarter. The Raptors, now 13-21 at home, are guaranteed a losing record on their home court this season.

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Looking ahead, the Kings will visit the Washington Wizards, while the Raptors look to rebound against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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