Kings lose to Thunder, ending Domantas Sabonis' 61-game double-double streak.

OKLAHOMA CITY The double-double streak that Domantas Sabonis, a center for the Sacramento Kings, had reached 61 games has come to an end.

When the Sacramento Kings were defeated by the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-105 on Tuesday night, Sabonis contributed eight points and thirteen rebounds to the game.  

As of right now, Sabonis holds the seventh-longest string of double-doubles in the history of the NBA. As a result of his victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, he had just surpassed Elvin Hayes' streak of sixty consecutive games, which lasted from October 30, 1968, to February 22, 1969  

Beginning with the 1976–1977 season, when the NBA and ABA joined, his streak was the longest it had ever been. Since the merger occurred a month ago, he has already broken Kevin Love's record of 53 consecutive games.  

After suffering a defeat at the hands of the Thunder, Sabonis expressed admiration for his winning streak.  

It's fantastic, he said. "I mean, it's awesome." It is said that you are compared to some of the greatest. You are, at the end of the day, just trying to play your game and go out there and win. That is all you are doing. As a big man, it is my responsibility to get rebounds and to complete offensive plays.  

It was late in the game that Sabonis stated that he was ignorant that the streak was in danger of being broken. According to what he said, "No, I mean, we're just trying to win." At the end of the day, you know, we are attempting to get three-point shots and we are attempting to regain control of this game.

It has been reported by the Elias Sports Bureau that Wilt Chamberlain established the record by achieving 227 consecutive double-doubles.  

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