D’Angelo Russell Is All Business, Scores 16 of 33 in 1st Quarter vs Nuggets
D’Angelo Russell stayed hot on Sunday, scoring 33 points on 13 of 19 from the field and 4 of 7 from 3 against the Nuggets, 2 days after dropping 21 points and 4 3-pointers on the same team. The one big difference between the two games is the Lakers came through in the 4th and got the W on Sunday.
16 of Russell’s 33 points came in the opening quarter, 9 came in the 3rd, then in the 4th, he made a pair of nice assists – one of them led to a hilarious self high-five – and hit another late 3 to help lead the team to a 124-115 victory and 2-1 preseason record.
After the game, a much more mature sounding Russell talked about the Lakers lack of identity and having a different approach this season.
“I told myself going into this year, everything is going to have a business-like approach to it.” Said Russell to the lovely Serena Winters. “Every weight I lift, every practice, every shot I shoot is going to have a business like approach instead of a 19-year old kid approach to it. I know what I want to be in this league.”