Philadelphia 76ers rookie point guard Markelle Fultz recorded 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 25 minutes f the bench in last night’s victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, making him the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple double. At 19 years and 317 days, Fultz is also the first teenager to post a triple-double in league history.
Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball became the youngest to record a triple-double earlier this season at 20 years, 15 days, but Fultz has him beat by 63 days. LeBron James notched his first triple-double at 20 years, 20 days, which was the youngest all-time before Ball and Fultz entered the league.
Much Fultz’s rookie season was marred by a shoulder injury that kept him out the lineup for 68 games and dramatically impacted his shooting technique, but his triple-double in the season finale provides a glimpse what he’s capable when fully healthy.
In addition to Fultz’s historic night, the Sixers also cruised to a 130-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks marking the team’s 16th straight win – a franchise record. Philadelphia enters the playfs as the three seed in the Eastern Conference after finishing the season 52-20. They’ll take on the Miami Heat in the first round the Playfs, with Game 1 their series scheduled to tip f at 8:00pm on Saturday night.
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