Published On: Mon, Nov 20th, 2017

NBA: Lonzo Ball Registers Second Career Triple-Double As Los Angeles Lakers Rout Denver Nuggets, 127-109

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball registered the second triple-double of his young career after accumulating 11 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 assists in the Lakers’ 127-109 win over the Denver Nuggets at the Staples Center on Sunday.

Ball, this year’s second overall draft pick out of UCLA, only took 16 official NBA games before achieving the milestone. His 16 boards were a career-high and the most by a freshman this season. It was also the highest rebounding performance for a rookie in 17 years. Former NBA All-Star Steve Francis pulled down 17 rebounds for the Houston Rockets as a rookie in January 2000.

Seven Lakers players scored in double digits against the Nuggets, including all five starters of head coach Luke Walton. Julius Randle came off the bench to top score for the Lakers with 24 points alongside seven rebounds and five assists.

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NBA: Lonzo Ball Registers Second Career Triple-Double As Los Angeles Lakers Rout Denver Nuggets, 127-109