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Julius Randle gets first NBA triple-double

The raging bull is dropping dimes.

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When Julius Randle came to Kentucky, he was a raging bull who could go toe to toe with the best of them in the post.

But since leaving for the NBA, Randle has had to adjust his game a bit to be an effective pro. He's still that same bull who's good for a double-double every week as he's currently tied with Andre Drummond for the 14th-most this season.

Now, the Lakers forward can add a triple-double to his resume after recording one for the first time in his pro or college career. He did so Friday night in a 116-105 loss to the Nuggets.

Randle finished with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting, 18 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists. At least recently, this is an area where Randle is becoming more effective as he's now averaging 5.33 apg over his last three contests.

"A lot of times defenses like to load up on me, so I was just making the right play," Randle said.

It's great to see Randle doing well in what's effectively his rookie year after missing last season with a broken leg suffered in Game 1. He's now averaging 11.7 points, 10.3 boards and 1.7 apg.