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Lonzo Ball becomes NBA's youngest triple-double player

After posting 19 points, 12 rebounds, 13 assists, 3 steals and 4 blocks, 20-year-and-15-day old Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers became the youngest NBA player in history to register a triple-double during Saturday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

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During the game, Ball was in excellent form from the beginning. Besides making two three-pointers in the first quarter, Ball kept the Lakers' offense in good order. By the end of the first half, he already had a double-double, with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists. Just 31 seconds into the fourth quarter, Milwaukee's Thon Maker missed a three-point shot, helping Ball take his 10th rebound in the game and making him the youngest NBA player to record a triple-double in a game.

Unfortunately, the Lakers lost the game 98-90.

The record was previously held by Lebron James, who created it when he was 20 years and 20 days old. /Xinhua Photo

"I really don't care (about the triple-double). We lost the game, the record means nothing," said Ball in an interview with the ESPN.

Coming from UCLA, Ball was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second pick in the 2017 NBA Draft and carries high hopes from both the team and the fans. After Saturday's game, he surpassed LeBron James, Lamar Odom, John Wall and Magic Johnson to set a new record.