NBA's Rebounding Leader Suffers Hand Injury

His loss would be devastating for the Sacramento Kings: the team has announced that All-Star center Domantas Sabonis has suffered a right hand injury that will require medical imaging.

NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowksi reports that Sabonis will undergo further testing and evaluation on treatment options. It isn't yet clear how much time Sabonis could miss. 

The 6'11" center hit his hand on Bradley Beal's knee during the Kings' 125-111 loss to the Washington Wizards Friday night. A game in which Sabonis posted his second straight triple-double, with 20 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists. 

In addition to leading the NBA in rebounding, Sabonis has been playing at an All-Star level, and any time missed would be a tough blow for the Kings, who are trying to snap a 16-year playoff drought. 

Sabonis has been in fire in his last 5 games, and has put up some incredible numbers. Overall, he's averaging 17.9 points, an NBA-leading 12.4 rebounds and 38.9% from long range. 

The Kings are currently 17-14, and in a solid 6th spot in the Western Conference.  

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