Pascal Siakam repeats amazing Wilt Chamberlain feat with latest statline vs Bucks

Pascal Siakam, since his trade to the Indiana Pacers, has been one of their key assets and he continued to show his magic in the playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks. With his stellar performance in both games so far, Pascal imprinted his name in the league’s history books.

The Indiana forward scored 36 points and 13 rebounds in Game 1 of the series, while in the following game, he added a game-high 37 points and 11 rebounds to secure a win for the franchise. With the double-doubles in two consecutive games, Pascal became the first player after Wilt Chamberlain in the league to record at least 35 points and 10 rebounds in two straight games to open the playoff series.

The NBA legend Chamberlain made the record in three back-to-back games in 1967, which Pascal can achieve considering what a brilliant performer he is.

With a 125-108 win the Pacers tied the series. Despite Bucks’ Damian Lillard going wild with his scoring prowess, the Cameroonian played a huge role in turning the game around on Tuesday and his contribution has been tremendously appreciated by the Indiana head coach.

Pacers HC discusses what Pascal Siakam brings to the table

Following their massive win against the Bucks, HC Rick Carlisle highlighted the value Pascal Siakam brings to the squad with his former championship experience. Emphasizing the importance of Pascal, Carlisle said in the postgame presser, “His experience in the playoffs is so valuable. He’s not a guy that’s going to get rattled by anything. Never has once since January, since we got him.”

The HC believes the 30-year-old forward is a reliable player who remains composed in the game, especially in critical moments. His ability to deal with pressure situations and the confidence he brings to the team make him the perfect fit.

“Spicy P” could sprinkle the required spices that his team needs to lay their hands on the Larry O’Brien Trophy but that is a discussion for another day. The two Eastern teams will face off on Friday for Game 3, with Pascal Siakam setting sights on the record held by NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain.

Shalini Ray

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Shalini is a passionate NBA follower who got hooked to the game thanks to Stephen Curry's sharpshooting show. While indulging in the sport of basketball solely within the confines of the school court, she keeps herself as close as possible to the game through all the latest happenings in the world of NBA.


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