As we all watch March Madness without the basketball Buckeyes, a reminder that D'Angelo Russell would have been a junior at OSU this year. Russell, in his second year in the NBA, continues to show signs that he will have a long and successful career. Anyone who watched the Cavs win over LA Sunday night witnessed it first hand.
Going head to head with Cleveland's Kyrie Irving, Russell was on fire and finished with a career high 40 points, splashing in seven 3-pointers. For much of the night, it looked like Russell's heroics were going to lead the struggling Lakers to an unexpected win over the NBA champs--but Irving and LeBron James wouldn't let it happen. The two combined for 80 points, Irving with 46 and James with 34--and the Cavs survived 125-100. Nonetheless, Russell was outstanding. Check out the highlights, Russell's post-game comments--and two other tweets that indicate just how special his night was.
D'Angelo Russell on his game tonight (Via Spectrum) pic.twitter.com/S9UC2YjpeS— Donald Green. (@TheDonaldGeeNBA) March 20, 2017
D'Angelo Russell drops a career-high 40 PTS in LA! ❄️— NBA TV (@NBATV) March 20, 2017
He's the youngest Laker ever to score at least 40 points in a regular season game. pic.twitter.com/mvCFuBClAf
The Lakers say D'Angelo Russell is the youngest NBA player to get 40 points and 6 assists with fewer than 2 turnovers since ... LeBron James— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) March 20, 2017