All-Star D’Angelo Russell was one of the primary reasons the Brooklyn Nets stole Game 1 against the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday. The former Los Angeles Lakers first-round pick scored 26 points in the victory.
If the start of Game 2 is any indication, Russell isn’t going to be slowing down any time soon. With his team trailing by eight in the first quarter, Russell nailed a three-pointer over Ben Simmons — picking up an And-1 in the process.
Russell ended up hitting the free throw for a rare four-point play. He started out the game incredibly strong, scoring 10 of the Nets’ first 26 points.