It's been a 2016-17 season filled with criticism for D'Angelo Russell, but the second-year Lakers guard had an answer for critics on Sunday night against the Cavaliers.
In his return to the starting lineup, Russell delivered a performance that reminded us why he was selected second overall in the 2015 NBA Draft. He finished the night with a career-high 40 points, becoming the youngest player in Lakers history to hit the 40-point mark.
D'Angelo Russell drops a career-high 40 PTS in LA! ❄️— NBA TV (@NBATV) March 20, 2017
He's the youngest Laker ever to score at least 40 points in a regular season game. pic.twitter.com/mvCFuBClAf
Russell also hit seven threes and recorded six assists with just one turnover.
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