Lonzo Ball becomes youngest in Lakers history to record 10 assists in a game
After coming up only an assist shy of a triple-double during their game on Friday against the Phoenix Suns, Lonzo Ball was able to break a franchise record for the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
By dishing out 13 dimes versus the New Orleans Pelicans, the rookie guard became the youngest player in team history to record at least 10 assists in a game. He was able to eclipse Magic Johnson’s previous record, which he notched during his first year in the league back in the 1979-80 season.
Lonzo Ball: youngest player in Lakers history with 10 assists in a game.
Previous mark: Magic Johnson (20 years, 75 days)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 23, 2017
Ball finished the game with an impressive stat line of eight points, eight rebounds and one steal, to go along with his assists total. But the Lakers still had a tough loss, as they bowed down to the Pelicans, 119-112, despite fighting back from 22 points down, and even taking the lead in the fourth quarter.
The former UCLA star has been very close to becoming the youngest ever to record a triple-double, and with his solid performances the past two games, it won’t be surprising if he reaches that feat soon. However, one thing that’s certain is that Ball will prefer seeing his team win games than having individual honors for him, as he wants the Lakers to succeed more.