Indiana Pacers big man Domantas Sabonis left his team’s Monday matchup against the Toronto Raptors after playing just 11 minutes with a knee bruise. He surprised the masses by notching his seventh career triple-double against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday in a 116-110 win. It turns out the do-it-all power forward only needed a day to rest to get back into playing shape.
Sabonis couldn’t seem to miss in Charlotte and scored 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds and 10 assists. He was 2-for-3 from beyond the arc and chipped in with a steal during his 35 minutes of playing time. Daily fantasy players were low on Sabonis coming off of his injury, and he was rostered in just 3 percent of lineups in DraftKings’ largest GPP contest on Wednesday. he posted 55.75 DKFP.
Sabonis has tied Detlef Schrempf’s record for most triple-doubles by a Pacer and has a good chance to become the franchise’s all-time leader before the season is up.