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D’Angelo Ruѕѕell’ѕ toр 5 ѕсoring gаmeѕ аѕ аn LA Lаkerѕ рlаyer

Throughout this season, D’Angelo Russell has consistently been at the forefront of trade discussions involving the Los Angeles Lakers as the deadline approaches. In the midst of these speculations, Russell has been demonstrating his value on the court, showcasing why any team would benefit from having him, should he be traded. His performances, particularly in shooting, have been noteworthy while donning the LA Lakers jersey. Here are some of his top shooting performances in an LA Lakers jersey.

5. 2016: 32 points vs the New Orleans Pelicans

In 2016, D’Angelo Russell delivered a remarkable 32-point performance in an away game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Despite Russell’s efforts, the Lakers were defeated 110-102. He also contributed 2 rebounds and 2 assists, while Jordan Clarkson supported with 26 points and 3 rebounds. Kobe Bryant, usually a dominant force for the Lakers, had a quieter game with 14 points and 4 assists.

4. 2016: 39 points vs the Brooklyn Nets

Another standout game for Russell in 2016 was against the Brooklyn Nets, where he scored a personal best of 39 points during his initial two seasons with the Lakers. In this home game, the Lakers secured a narrow 107-106 victory, with Russell leading the charge and adding 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Teammates Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle contributed 16 and 14 points, respectively.

3. 2023: 33 points vs the New York Knicks

Fast forward to 2023, Russell showcased his skills at Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks, scoring 33 points and adding 5 rebounds and 8 assists. With LeBron James not playing, Russell and Anthony Davis carried the team, though the Lakers ultimately fell short, losing 112-108 to the Knicks, despite Davis scoring 17 points.

2. 2024: 34 points vs the Portland Trail Blazers

In 2024, Russell continued his impressive performances, scoring 34 points and recording 8 assists in a game against the Portland Trail Blazers. This effort helped the Lakers bounce back to a .500 record. LeBron James contributed 28 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, while Anthony Davis added 14 points and 14 rebounds, leading the Lakers to a 134-110 victory.

1. 2024: 39 points vs the Utah Jazz

Russell’s top performance came in 2024 in a game against the Utah Jazz, where he equaled his career-high as a Laker by scoring 39 points. Despite his impressive 3 rebounds and 8 assists, the Lakers suffered a 132-126 loss. Russell’s performance stood out, especially as LeBron James was absent and Davis had a quieter night with only 15 points.