Josh Giddey breaks LaMelo Ball’s record to become youngest player ever to post triple-double

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Josh Giddey is into the history books!

The Oklahoma City Thunder rookie became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double, breaking the previous record held by Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball last season. 

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Giddey, who returned having missed the past three games after entering the league’s health and safety protocols, finished with 17 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds, adding four steals in the 95-86 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. 

Youngest triple-doubles in NBA history

RANK PLAYER AGE YEAR
1.  Josh Giddey 19 years, 84 days 2022
2.  LaMelo Ball 19 years, 140 days 2021
3.  Markelle Fultz 19 years, 317 days 2018
4 Luka Doncic 19 years, 327 days 2019
5 Lonzo Ball 20 years, 15 days 2017
6.  LeBron James 20 years, 20 days 2005

Giddey’s 14 assists are the most by a rookie in Thunder franchise history and his passing repertoire was on full display, slinging passes for fun.

Alley-oops…

Left-hand cross-court dimes…

Getting out in transition..

Plus a little bit of Showtime.

Giddey played a key role in the Thunder’s late-game comeback attempt, helping pull them to within four points with 41.3 seconds remaining before the Mavs held on to seal the win. While he described the historic moment as a ‘cool milestone’, postgame he was more concerned with the win/loss column.

“It’s cool and the individual stats are good, you enjoy it for the night, but a win is always better than individual stats for me,” he said postgame.

 “If I had zero, zero, zero and we win, I’m more happy than if I have a triple-double and we lose, it’s always been that way for me, always will be.”



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