D’Angelo Russell vs Emmanuel Mudiay Rookie Duel
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In D’Angelo Russell’s first 56 games of his up-and-down season, he had 4 20+ games. In his last 4, he has 4 20+ games, including a career-high 39.
On Wednesday night, Russell followed up that 39 with a team-high 24 points and 6 assists against fellow rookie Emmanuel Mudiay, who had 22 points & 7 assists and wasn’t even a year old when Kobe Bryant entered the league.
Despite all the hoopla about Kobe and the rookie duel, the real star of the game was D.J. Augustin, who went off for 22 of his 26 points in the 4th quarter and helped the Nuggets pull off a 117-110 win.