Ball youngest to have triple-double
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lonzo Ball became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double when he had 17 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds in a loss Saturday night to the Milwaukee Bucks.
At 20 years and 15 days, he bested LeBron James by four days to become the youngest to accomplish the feat.
Ball had 11 points, 10 assists and six rebounds in the half. He made just three of 12 shots in a loss at Washington on Thursday, but finished 7-for-12 and made 3-of-5 shots from three-point range against the Bucks.
The accomplishment meant little to Ball, given the outcome.
âI really donát care,ã Ball said. âI just wanted to win tonight. I thought we put ourselves in a good position to get it, but it didnát happen.ã
Ball had struggled mightily in the early going this season getting shots to fall until finding a groove against the Bucks.
âHe was really good tonight,ã Lakers coach Luke Walton said.
âObviously, it helps when you get some of those shots to go in. I thought he did a great job of playing at a pace, creating for others, constantly being the aggressor on the offensive end, keeping the defense on their heels.ã
Ball is averaging 9.7 points, 7.4 assists and 6.8 rebounds.