D’Angelo Russell Is All Business, Scores 16 of 33 in 1st Quarter vs Nuggets
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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.”