Lonzo Ball becomes youngest player with triple-double in NBA history

Kurt Helin
NBC Sports

Lonzo Ball found his shot Saturday in Milwaukee — at least for a night — and that combined with a fast tempo led to a little bit of history.

Lonzo Ball’s 17 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists made him the youngest player in NBA history with a triple-double. At 20 years and 20 days, he beat LeBron James by five days to take away the record.

It seems fitting Ball got his first triple-double going against the team of Jason Kidd, the future Hall-of-Fame point guard who is third on the all-time triple-double list.

Ball’s passing has been strong all season (even if his decision making on drives needed to improve), and his rebounding for his position has been strong, but it’s the shooting which has held him back. On Saturday he was 7-of-12 overall, and 3-of-5 from three. Let’s not call it a trend yet, but it’s a good sign.

The Bucks went on to win the game 98-90 behind 33 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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