Lakers Gameday
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:30PM PT

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA

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D'Angelo Russell
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Jordan Clarkson
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Roy Hibbert
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Julius Randle
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Julius

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Nets vs. Lakers

D'Angelo Russell goes off for a career high 39 points as the Lakers beat the Nets 107-101 on Tuesday night.

Lakers vs. Nets (3/1/16)

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Nets vs. Lakers

D'Angelo Russell goes off for a career high 39 points as the Lakers beat the Nets 107-101 on Tuesday night.
Mar 1, 2016  |  02:03

Russell's Career Night

D'Angelo Russell goes off for a career-high 39 points as the Lakers beat the Nets 107-101.
Mar 1, 2016  |  02:23

Play of the Day: Marcelo Huertas

Marcelo Huertas has eyes in the back of his head as he finds the slashing Larry Nance Jr. with the no look, over-the-shoulder pass for the slam.
Mar 1, 2016  |  00:42

Huertas With The Filthy Pass

Marcelo Huertas finds Larry Nance Jr. with the filthy no-look pass for the jam.
Mar 1, 2016  |  00:34

Russell Hits Eight 3-Pointers

D'Angelo Russell goes 8-for-12 from beyond the arc as he grabs a career-high 39 points.
Mar 1, 2016  |  01:24

Young Does It All

Nick young gets the steal, runs down court and finds Larry Nance Jr. for the fast break jam.
Mar 1, 2016  |  00:28

Randle With The Jam

Julius Randle trows down the easy two-handed fast break dunk.
Mar 1, 2016  |  00:38

Clarkson Tricky Pass

Jordan Clarkson finds D'Angelo Russell with the nifty pass for the layup.
Mar 1, 2016  |  00:16

Postgame: D'Angelo Russell (03/01/16)

D'Angelo Russell speaks postgame about his career-high 39 points and victory over Brooklyn. (03/01/16)
Mar 1, 2016  |  05:59

Postgame: Byron Scott (03/01/16)

Postgame: Byron Scott (03/01/16)
Mar 1, 2016  |  05:38

Postgame: Jordan Clarkson (03/01/16)

Jordan Clarkson talks about the team being more comfortable this game, with the new offensive set in place. (03/01/16)
Mar 1, 2016  |  01:47

Russell scores 39 points, Lakers end skid with win over Nets

Posted by Greg Beacham on Mar 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) After D'Angelo Russell stopped well behind the line and drilled his eighth 3-pointer in the final seconds, he pointed at his forearm and mouthed his words clearly enough for all of Hollywood to understand.

"Ice!" the 20-year-old rookie said. "In my veins!"

Nobody could argue about Russell's cool on a spectacular night for the Los Angeles Lakers' next big thing.

Russell scored 16 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter, and the Lakers snapped their eight-game losing streak with a 107-101 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.

While Kobe Bryant sat out with a sore right shoulder, the Lakers got a remarkable game from the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. Russell went 14 for 21 from the field and repeatedly hit difficult, devastating shots. The display thrilled fans who hope Russell is ready to step into Bryant's shoes after an up-and-down start to his career on the Western Conference's worst team.

"Before the game, my dad texted me," Russell said. "He was just like, `Are you hungry?' I was like, `Hungry?' And he was like, `Eat.' OK, I know what you mean. I guess I give credit to that."

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 rookie this season and the most by a Lakers rookie in a regular-season game since Elgin Baylor had 55 back on March 11, 1959.

"He just had one of those games where everything seemed to be falling in place for him," Lakers coach Byron Scott said.

Russell hasn't seemed to lack for confidence since arriving on the West Coast from Ohio State, but he's living up to his own lofty expectations recently. He laughed at the memory of his demonstrative response to his eighth 3-pointer.

"To be honest, I was running out of celebrations," Russell said. "I thought of one, and it was the first thing that came to my mind."

Jordan Clarkson added 16 points, seven assists and seven rebounds as the Lakers swept their season series with Brooklyn. Los Angeles hung on for its first victory since Feb. 4 and just its fourth win in 26 games since Jan. 3.

Brook Lopez had 23 points before fouling out with 2:43 left for the Nets, who fell to 2-3 on their nine-game trip with back-to-back losses at Staples Center.

"We didn't play well, and they got going, so it's on us," Lopez said. "We played selfish. All things considered, we still had a shot and we got some good looks. We had opportunities to get back into the game, but it just never happened."

Thaddeus Young had 19 points and 15 rebounds for Brooklyn. Bojan Bogdanovich scored 18 in his fourth straight start since the Nets parted ways with Joe Johnson.

GETTING HELP

Russell's eventful rookie season is on the rise after three straight games with at least 22 points. With Clarkson and Marcelo Huertas serving as playmakers, Russell slid into a scoring role and repeatedly hurt the Nets from the perimeter.

"Tonight was just my night, and it shows what we're capable of," Russell said.

The Lakers also had their best defensive game in a long while, holding the Nets to the fewest points by a Los Angeles opponent in seven games.

ALL EYES ON KOBE

Bryant watched from the bench in a black suit on his bobblehead night at Staples Center, missing his second straight game. Lakers coach Byron Scott said Bryant hopes to play Wednesday night in Denver.

TIP-INS

Nets: Former Lakers guard Wayne Ellington started despite being questionable after getting evaluated for a possible concussion. Ellington took an inadvertent elbow to the head from DeAndre Jordan in a loss Monday night to the Clippers.

Lakers: Lou Williams moderately strained his left hamstring late in the first half and didn't return. He also didn't travel to Denver after the game. Williams scored six points. ... Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban attended the game, sitting with Lakers executive Jeanie Buss. The Canadiens face the Ducks and Kings this week.

UP NEXT

Nets: At Nuggets on Friday night.

Lakers: At Nuggets on Wednesday night.

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Injury Report

Lakers

  • Kobe Bryant (sore right shoulder) is probable.

Nets

  • Jarrett Jack (torn ACL, right knee) is out.
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (fractured right ankle) is out.

Game Notes

All-Time Series Notes: The Lakers have won 14 of the last 18 matchups with the Nets … Los Angeles had an 11-game winning streak against the Nets snapped 2/23/14 with a loss at home … The streak stretched between 2/5/08 and 11/27/13 … L.A. is 4-3 against the Nets since the franchise moved to Brooklyn … Since the Nets entered the league prior to the 1976-77 season, the Lakers have lost just five total season series to Brooklyn, the last coming in 2014-15 (0-2) … This Lakers and Nets have met 82 times with Los Angeles leading the all-time series 60-22 … At STAPLES Center, the Lakers are 10-6 all-time against the Nets ... On the road, the Lakers are 8-2 in their last 10 games ... In their first meeting of the year in 2008-09, the Lakers defeated the Nets 120-93 11/25/08 at STAPLES Center, with the 27-point differential surpassing the old mark of 25 points (3/24/97) as the Lakers largest margin of victory ever against the Nets.

Connections: Lakers Head Coach Byron Scott was Head Coach of the New Jersey Nets (since relocated to Brooklyn) from 2000 through the first part of the 2004 season, where he led the team to two consecutive NBA Finals appearances in 2001 and 2002 … Brooklyn G Donald Sloan played 25 games under Scott and Lakers Assistant Coach Paul Pressey in similar roles for the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2011-12 season … Sloan and Lakers C Roy Hibbert were Indiana Pacers teammates for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons … Hibbert and Nets G Jarrett Jack were teammates on the Pacers for the 2008-09 season … Hibbert was born in Queens, NY … Nets G Wayne Ellington played for the Lakers during the 2014-15 season … Lakers G/F Nick Young and Nets F Thaddeus Young were teammates on the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2012-13 season … T. Young and Lakers G Lou Williams also teamed on the 76ers from 2007-12 … Lakers Assistant Coach Jim Eyen coached Nets F Thomas Robinson for the first part of the 2012-13 season with the Sacramento Kings … Nets C Brook Lopez was born in North Hollywood … Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Lakers F Ryan Kelly were born in Hicksville and Carmel, NY, respectively … Lakers F Metta World Peace was born in Queens and played prep basketball at La Salle Academy before attending St. John’s University from 1997-99

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