After a horrific debut, Lonzo Ball is going off in the NBA Summer League, recording two triple-doubles in four games for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Before Ball recorded a triple-double earlier this month, no other player had done that in the 13-year history of the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League.
The 19-year-old did it again on Thursday (July 13), when he put up 16 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, as the Lakers defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 94-83 to advance to quarterfinal round this weekend.
Despite his individual numbers, Ball credited his teammates. “I’m just playing how I always play,” he said after the game. “They’re running. They’re making the plays — catching and shooting, scoring. So credit to them.”
Ball was the No. 2 overall pick of this year’s NBA draft