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Domantas Sabonis notches triple-double vs. Hornets in first game back from knee injury

Domantas Sabonis returned from the injury that sidelined hi on Monday with a triple-double against the Hornets.

Domantas Sabonis  of the Indiana Pacers dribbles the ball against the Charlotte Hornets on January 27, 2021 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images

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.