Washington Wizards guard John Wall recorded his first career triple-double with 19 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds in a win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. The Elias Sports Bureau tells us that at 20 years and 65 days, Wall is the third-youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double.
Only LeBron James (who had two at a younger age) and Lamar Odom had triple-doubles at a younger age than Wall. Here are some other notes, courtesy of Elias:
• The triple-double comes in Wall's sixth career NBA game; only four players needed fewer games to record their first career triple-double (Oscar Robertson, Hambone Williams, Magic Johnson and Connie Hawkins).
• Wall's 13 assists give him 61 in his first six NBA games, the most for a player in league history in his first six contests (Robertson had 60 in his first six NBA games).
ELSEWHERE IN THE NBA
The Utah Jazz trailed by 18 points in the second half against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, but just as they did in their previous two games, the Jazz came back from a deficit of at least 18 points and rallied for the 104-94 win.
Elias tells us the Jazz are the first team in the shot-clock era (since 1954-55) to win three consecutive games, after trailing by 10 or more at the half in each one.
Each of the Jazz's last two rallies have been from at least 18-point deficits in the second half AND have come on the road on back-to-back days. According to Elias, the last team to do this was the Portland Trail Blazers on April 7-8, 2009.
It's also the second time in Jazz history they have posted wins in Miami and Orlando on consecutive days; the last time they did that was on Dec. 19-20, 1996 - they went on to lose in the NBA Finals that season.