Around the Association: D'Angelo Russell 3-point shoot-out, Lonzo's Chasedown block & Tank Alerts
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D'Angelo Russell's career night
D’Angelo Russell had himself a first quarter Tuesday night.
The former Ohio State standout made his first 7 shots — all 3-pointers — to open the game en route to 24 first-quarter points. That was 60 percent of the Brooklyn Nets scoring in the first frame against the Toronto Raptors.
Russell finished the quarter 7 of 8 from beyond the arc and 7 of 9 from the floor overall. It was the most he’s ever scored in a quarter in his career.
D-Lo's 24 points on seven triples marks the most points he's scored in any quarter in his career! pic.twitter.com/7n0RsGN3fv— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) March 13, 2018
DLo finessed 24 points in that short span. He pulled up for an eighth 3-point shot not 40 seconds later, missed, and was immediately subbed out by Kenny Atkinson. Hot streak, cold world. Russell finished with 32; Brooklyn lost, 116-102.
Play of the Night
This dunk by John Collins...
John Collins with the putback dunk over Westbrook 😤😤😤 pic.twitter.com/1fz60lsMfq— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) March 13, 2018
Disrespect of the Night
Isaiah Thomas turns Nikola Jokic into a statue
The Bulls send all five to the glass, Clippers send all five back. Clippers still get the ball back.
Lonzo Ball doing his best Lebron impersonation
Lonzo Ball with the chasedowm block! Is he living up to all the hype ? pic.twitter.com/DrfKxk5juM— Ace Highlights (@AceHighlight) March 14, 2018