76ers rookie Fultz becomes youngest with triple-double
NBA.com Global on Apr 12, 2018 12:19 PM
Philadelphia 76ers' Markelle Fultz shoots against Milwaukee Bucks' Sterling Brown during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 130-95. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
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A Philadelphia rookie earned a triple-double on the final night of the regular season, and it wasn't Ben Simmons.
Markelle Fultz, the No.1 overall pick from last year's draft, achieved the feat with 13 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in the 76ers' 130-95 win over Milwaukee on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). In doing so, the 19-year-old guard became the youngest in NBA history to log a triple-double. Fultz broke the previous record, set by Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, by 63 days.
Fultz has enjoyed a successful return from the shoulder injury that kept him out 68 games this season, averaging 7.6 points, 4.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds in just 17.7 minutes per contest since rejoining the team on March 26 (Mar. 27, PHL time).
The 76ers, who earned the No. 3 seed and will face in the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, enter the postseason on a franchise-record 16-game winning streak.
Youngest NBA Players to Record Triple-Doubles
- Markelle Fultz (76ers): 19 years, 317 days
- Lonzo Ball (Lakers): 20 years, 15 days
- LeBron James (Cavaliers): 20 years, 20 days
- Dennis Smith Jr. (Mavericks): 20 years, 34 days
- Lamar Odom (Clippers): 20 years, 65 days
- John Wall (Wizards): 20 years, 65 days
- Magic Johnson (Lakers): 20 years, 75 days