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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.

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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