Charlotte, Nick – Lamilo Ball Don’t waste any time making an impact in the NBA.
The rookie base became the youngest player in league history to score a hat-trick with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists on Saturday night, helping the Charlotte Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-105 to claim their third straight win.
“The 19-year-old rookie doesn’t look like this. That’s what you hardly see,” Hornets coach James Borrego said.
Ball’s historic performance came just two nights after he lost his first hat-trick when he finished on 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in a win over his brother, Lonzo, New Orleans Pelicans.
He said he did not begin to process the achievement.
“I live my life and know what I can do, so things like this don’t move me like this,” Paul said. “I know this is supposed to happen.”
Replace the ball Markel Folz As the youngest player in the NBA to score a 177 days triple-double.
Atlanta said: “He’s a tall goalkeeper who can pass and bounce and he’s a smart player Bring the youth. “Things will get easier for him in this league as he plays more and more games.”
The ball equalized on the night of scoring his highest goal on 9 of 13 shots from the field as the struggling Hornets handed the Hawks their fourth consecutive loss. He became the fifth rookie in NBA history to score a hat-trick and the first Hornets player to do so from the bench.
Borrego said he loved the spirit and energy of the ball, but what impressed him most was his poise and confidence.
“It doesn’t bother me at the moment. It’s like he’s been doing this for several years,” said Borrego of Paul, who played abroad before becoming the third choice in the NBA draft.
The ball had many sharp passes, including the perfect hit from behind to create a triple pointer PJ Washington.
“It’s difficult because you don’t know when it’s coming. He might throw it behind his head, behind his back, or directly toward you,” jokingly said Washington, who had collected 22 points and was taking many ball passes. “You have to be active and aware when he has the ball. It’s always fun to play with a guy like that.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.