Houston Rockets Center Sengun Sets Record Against Sacramento Kings

The Houston Rockets are having yet another season to forget, but at least their young center Alperen Sengun gave fans a night to remember on Wednesday night. The 20-year-old became the youngest Houston Rocket in franchise history and the youngest center in NBA history to record a triple-double with his 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in last night's 135-115 loss to the Sacramento Kings. Sengun crossed the threshold for a triple-double by the narrowest possible margin, but Rockets fans have to take what they can in another miserable season. Last night's game lifted his averages to 14.5 points per game, 8.6 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game on .549 shooting. Clearly, the 2021 NBA Draft's 16th overall pick is on his way to becoming a valuable player.

At 10-31, the Rockets sport the worst record in the association and appear certain to finish fifth in the Southwest Division for the third straight year. They're also likely to end up with the best odds at the 2023 NBA Draft's much-coveted first-overall pick and the opportunity to draft generational talent Victor Wembenyama. Unfortunately for Sengun, Wembenyama could easily push him to the bench and perhaps even snatch away that fresh new triple-double record.

The Houston Rockets will play the Sacramento Kings for the second time in three days on Friday night.

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