LaMelo becomes youngest player to record triple-double
Ball finished with 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists in 31 minutes. He accomplished the feat at 19 years and 140 days old. Markelle Fultz was the previous record-holder at 19 years and 317 days old.
Ball also recorded just the 40th triple-double off the bench in league history and first by a Hornets reserve, according to Basketball-Reference.
Youngest players with triple-doubles
|LaMelo Ball||19 years 140 days|
|Markelle Fultz||19 years 317 days|
|Luka Doncic||19 years 327 days|
|Lonzo Ball||20 years 15 days|
|LeBron James||20 years 20 days|
After going scoreless in his NBA debut, Ball has steadily improved during his first month in the league. He entered Saturday's game averaging 11.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists through nine appearances.
The Hornets will look for their fourth consecutive win on Monday when they face the New York Knicks.
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