Basketball: Rookie Victor Wembanyama records NBA triple-double with blocks against Toronto Raptors

French centre Victor Wembanyama has became the first rookie in nearly 34 years to have a triple-double with blocked shots, leading the visiting San Antonio Spurs to a 122-99 victory over Toronto Raptors.

Wembanyama amassed 27 points, 14 rebounds and a career-best 10 blocked shots. The only other rookies to post a triple-double with blocked shots in NBA history were David Robinson (three times in 1989/90), Ralph Sampson (1983/84) and Mark Eaton (1982/83).

"I felt great today," he said. "Great rhythm, started the game strong.

Victor Wembenyama blocks a shot from counterpart Jacob Poeltl.
Victor Wembenyama blocks a shot from counterpart Jacob Poeltl. Photo credit: Getty Images

"I guess it's just the NBA, you know. We've got ups and downs in terms of shape, and today was an up day."

Wembanyama also contributed five assists and shot 10-for-14 from the floor.

"He did a little bit of everything," said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. "Obviously, he’s an all-around, talented player.

"He’s got a great feel for the game and it shows in a variety of ways, whether it's passing or making decisions, blocking shots."

Devin Vassell added 25 points for the Spurs, who ended a seven-game losing streak.