D’Angelo Russell scores 39 points in Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets
It was a great performance and almost every fan of the game is full of praise for D’Angelo Russell. It seems that the Los Angeles Lakersâ€™ star player won the day for his side single-handedly.
Lakersâ€™ fans are all excited with his exceptional show against the Brooklyn Nets. D’Angelo Russell came up with one of the best performances this season and scored 39 points and hit two of his eight 3-pointers in the final minute, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-101 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night.
This is not the first time that he has won a match for his team this season. He has done it multiple times recently. He participated in the 2016 Rising Stars Challenge, where he recorded 22 points and seven assists in Team USA’s win over Team World. In yesterdayâ€™s match he set career-highs with 39 points and eight made three-pointers in a 107â€“101 win over the Brooklyn Nets. His 39 points were the most by any NBA rookie in 2015â€“16 and the most by a Lakers rookie in a regular-season game since Elgin Baylor had 55 in March 1959.
In the meantime while Kobe Bryant sat out with a sore right shoulder, the Lakers ended their eight-game losing streak with a remarkable game from Russell, who scored 16 points in the fourth quarter and went 14 for 21 from the field. Russell hit a 3-pointer with 53 seconds left and his career-best eighth with 30 seconds to play. His 39 points were the most by any NBA player this season and the most by a Lakers player in a regular-season game since Elgin Baylor had 55 back on March 11, 1959.
When it comes to other noticeable performances, Jordan Clarkson added 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as the Lakers swept their season series with the Nets. The Lakers hung on for its first victory since February 4 and just its fourth win in 26 games since January 3. Nets’ Brook Lopez had 23 points before fouling out with 2:43 left. He fell to 2/3 on their nine-game trip with back-to-back losses at Staples Center. Nets’ Thaddeus Young had 19 points and 15 rebounds, while Bojan Bogdanovich scored 18 in his fourth straight start since the Nets parted ways with Joe Johnson.