Charlotte (North Carolina), Jan 10 (AP) LaMelo Ball ended up being the youngest gamer in NBA history to record a triple-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 11 helps, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-105 for their 3rd straight win.

The 19-year-old Ball changed Markelle Fultz as the youngest NBA player to tape a triple-double by 177 days.

Ball, the 3rd overall pick in the NBA draft, was 9 of 13 from the field as the Hornets handed the struggling Hawks their fourth straight loss. He ended up being just the 5th rookie in NBA history to tape a triple-double and the very first Hornets gamer ever to reach that plateau coming off the bench.

Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 12 helps to lead Denver previous Philadelphia, beating a 76ers team that had just seven readily available gamers due to the fact that of injuries and COVID-19 protocols.

The Sixers tipped without 4 routine beginners– All-Stars Ben Simmons (aching left knee) and Joel Embiid (back) due to injury, and Seth Curry and Tobias Harris over infection issues. Coach Doc Rivers said he didn’t believe the video game must be played.

Curry discovered of his positive coronavirus test while the team played Thursday in Brooklyn, and the extra screening, contact tracing and COVID-19 health and security protocols led to a multitude of unavailable gamers.

The group satisfied the minimum 8 active gamers by consisting of hurt forward Mike Scott, who was not really able to play.

Tyrese Maxey led the Sixers with 39 points in 44 minutes on 18-of-33 shooting in his first career start, and Isaiah Joe had 13 points.


Khris Middleton scored 27 points and Milwaukee held up against the lack of two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat Cleveland.

Antetokounmpo remained with back convulsions after taking a tough fall one night previously in a loss to the Utah Jazz.

Bobby Portis changed Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee’s starting lineup and scored 17 points as the Bucks (6-4) closed a five-game house stretch in which they went 4-1. After Jrue Holiday made the game’s first basket, Portis scored the Bucks’ next 10 points.

The Bucks conquered a big efficiency from Cleveland’s Andre Drummond, who had 26 points and 24 rebounds. Drummond was the very first Cavalier to have at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in the exact same game because Anderson Varejao did it versus Boston on Jan. 31, 2012.


Tyler Herro scored a career-high 31 points and Jimmy Butler nearly had a triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists as Miami beat short-handed Washington.

Washington played without the NBA’s leading scorer, Bradley Beal, who was a late scratch when he was placed in the NBA’s health and wellness procedure.

Miami has rotated wins and losses through its very first 8 video games. The Wizards lost their third straight and are winless in five house games.

They were likewise without their other starting guard, Russell Westbrook, out with a left quad injury. Westbrook, who had triple-doubles in his first 4 video games with the Wizards, was meaning to play the second half of a back-to-back for the very first time after sitting out the first 2. AP