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LaMelo Ball becomes youngest NBA player with triple-double

The 19-year-old Ball replaced Markelle Fultz as the youngest NBA player to record a triple-double.
Credit: AP
Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (2) looks away while passing the ball past Atlanta Hawks forward De'Andre Hunter (12) and forward Cam Reddish (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LaMelo Ball had 22 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists to become youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-105 for their straight win. 

The 19-year-old Ball replaced Markelle Fultz as the youngest NBA player to record a triple-double.

Ball, the third overall pick in the NBA draft, was 9 of 13 from the field as the Hornets handed the struggling Hawks their fourth straight loss. 

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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. 

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