The Charlotte Hornets Rocky Lamello Ball Leaves For Big Night Against Houston Rockets

Have a lamello ball on Monday night.

The Charlotte Hornets ‘rookie point guard tied team records, made some surprise assists and buried a season-high, seven 3-pointers in the Hornets’ 119–94 victory at the Horse Rockets. The effort helped slow the Rockets, who had won four of their last five road games in double digits.

“Step on the court. No warm-up, nothing,” Ball said in a postgame interview on NBA TV. “Was still quiet.”

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Ball is the third player 19 or younger to record multiple games of 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists joining LeBron James and Luca Doncic. Very good company.

Ball finished with 24 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds and did it in a variety of fun ways.

Shooting 3s

Ball finished his career high with four sixes, first in the half, on Monday night. He finished with seven 3-pointers. This tied the Hornets’ rookie record. For comparison, Lamello Ball has scored 45 3 in 25 matches. Lamello’s elder brother Lonzo made 25 at the same point in his career.

According to ESPN Stats and Info, Ball is averaging 22.6 PPG in his last five games (all starts) compared to 12.2 PPG in his first five games, in which he came off the bench in every game.

Helps and passing

Ball had 10 assists on Monday, one of 11 shorts of his career occurring twice this season.

With the performance, Ball is the youngest player in NBA history to record a game with 20 points, 10 assists and at least 5 3-pointers.