Markelle Fultz was the center of serious scrutiny for much of his rookie season.
He finished it by making history.
In the Philadelphia 76ers' 130-95 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in their regular-season finale on Wednesday night, the No. 1 overall pick became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double, as he finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists off the bench.
At 19 years and 317 days old, Fultz broke the previous record set earlier this season by Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, who was 20 years and 15 days old at the time he notched his first NBA triple-double.
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Once Fultz set the record, his teammates treated him to a postgame shower, as NBC Sports Philadelphia documented:
"I feel like I got one," Sixers point guard Ben Simmons said in reference to Fultz's triple-double, according to the Bucks County Courier Times' Tom Moore. "It was great."
Fultz's effort came in the Sixers' franchise-record 16th straight win, and it underscored the spark-plug role he can provide in a reserve capacity.
Since he returned from a right shoulder injury that sidelined him for 68 games, Fultz has averaged 7.6 points, 4.6 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals while shooting 42.9 percent from the field.
The Sixers will hope to receive similar production when they square off against the sixth-seeded Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs.