LaMelo Ball became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists as his Charlotte Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-105 on Saturday night for their third straight win.
The 19-year-old Ball replaced Markelle Fultz as the youngest NBA player to record a triple-double by 177 days.
Ball, the third overall pick in the NBA draft, was nine of 13 from the field as the Hornets handed the struggling Hawks their fourth straight loss. He became only the fifth rookie in NBA history to record a triple-double and the first Hornets player ever to reach that plateau coming off the bench.
Terry Rozier scored 23 points for the Hornets.
Ball just missed the first triple-double of his career in the Hornets' win Friday night over the Pelicans, finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
Ball turned it on in the second half and produced the record when he drove the lane and dished out to Rozier for a three-pointer.
Australian Associated Press