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The Los Angeles Lakers were beaten in the NBA, but Lonzo Ball grabbed a record-breaking triple-double.

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball became the youngest NBA player to record a triple-double as his team were beaten by the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.

It was just a matter of time before Ball got his first career triple-double and it arrived in his 13th game.

Ball became the youngest NBA player to accomplish the feat, at age 20 years, 15 days. LeBron James held the previous record of 20 years, 20 days.

Unfortunately, Ball’s stat milestone came in a 98-90 loss to the Bucks. He posted 19 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds.

Ball was seven-of-12 from the floor Saturday, including three-of-five beyond the arc.

 

DOMINANT DEMARCUS

DeMarcus Cousins had 35 points and 15 boards in the Pelicans’ 111-103 win over the Clippers.

Kevin Love led the Cavs in points and rebounding (29-15) in a 111-104 victory over the Mavericks.

 

HORRIBLE HAWKS

The Hawks (2-11) looked terrible in a 113-94 loss to the Wizards, and the team’s leading scorer, Dennis Schroder, really struggled. The point guard knocked down only two of his 16 shots (0 for three from three-point territory) and finished with seven points.

 

PORZINGIS MAKES IT LOOK EASY

Kristaps Porzingis makes a grab-and-slam with one hand look like child’s play.

Malcolm Brogdon channeled his inner Greek Freak on this posterising dunk for the Bucks.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

New Orleans Pelicans 111-103 Los Angeles Clippers
Washington Wizards 113-94 Atlanta Hawks
Houston Rockets 111-96 Memphis Grizzlies
New York Knicks 118-91 Sacramento Kings
Cleveland Cavaliers 111-104 Dallas Mavericks
Golden State Warriors 135-114 Philadelphia 76ers
Milwaukee Bucks 98-90 Los Angeles Lakers
San Antonio Spurs 133-94 Chicago Bulls
Denver Nuggets 125-107 Orlando Magic
Phoenix Suns 118-110 Minnesota Timberwolves
Utah Jazz 114-106 Brooklyn Nets

 

RAPTORS AT CELTICS

The Celtics will likely be without their leading scorer, Kyrie Irving, who is listed as doubtful with a facial fracture. But their second leading scorer, Al Horford, is listed as probable after missing the last two games with a concussion. For the Raptors, DeMar DeRozan (24.7 points per game) is a threat every time down court, but backcourt mate Kyle Lowry is scoring at a 12.9, roughly half his 22.4 average from last season.

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