Los Angeles Lakers: Lonzo Ball’s top 5 games of the 2017-18 season

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 22: Lonzo Ball
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 22: Lonzo Ball /
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November 11th – Lakers @ Bucks (L, 98-90)

19 points (7/12 from the field, 3/5 on 3-pointers), 13 assists, 12 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 blocks

The top two games on our list come early on in the season. Number 2 on our list was all the way back in November when the Lakers visited the Milwaukee Bucks. During this game, Lonzo had his 1st triple-double of the season (the only other one came on November 19th).

The triple-double made NBA history, as Lonzo became the youngest player ever to notch a triple-double. Lonzo was 20 years and 15 days old at the time, which narrowly beat LeBron James‘s record, as he was only four days older when he had his first triple-double. After the game, Lonzo downplayed the feat as the Lakers ended up losing the game.

"“I really don’t care. I just wanted to win tonight. I thought we put ourselves in a good position to get it, but it didn’t happen.”"

Either way, it was nice to see Lonzo shoot 58.3 percent from the field, as he hadn’t shot over 30 percent in the previous five games. He also led the team in +/- with a +10 in a game where the Lakers lost by 8 points.

Aside from the stats, Lonzo’s comments after the game also showed a glimpse into his potential future leadership role, as he didn’t care about his individual feat and put the team first.