Philadelphia 76ers' Point guard Markelle Fultz, the Youngest to record triple-double in NBA history

April 12, 2018
First published on:April 12, 2018
by Jack Ol

Philadelphia 76ers' rookie Markelle Fultz has made a record notching his first triple-double and is now the youngest player ever to reach the milestone. Sixers registered 130-95 victory over Milwaukee Bucks where Fultz scored 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 25 minutes off the bench. He is also the first teenager to do so at 19 years and 317 days.

The record was previously held by Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball who previously beat the record of Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James.

Justin Anderson went on to score 25 points- the highest score of the season. 

This is the 16th straight win for the team led by Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. They are now the 3rd seeded Eastern Conference team in the NBA Playoffs.

No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, Fultz remained out of action for 68 games due to a shoulder injury and received a standing ovation on his return match previously. He has so far averaged 7.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 3.8 assists during the regular season.

Sixers will now face the 6th seeded Miami Heat.

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