“I saw the last couple minutes that he was in that he was really trying to take over the game, and that’s not him yet. I want the ball to move a little bit. I thought it stuck with him. He tried to make the big shots and things like that. I understand that, but to me, that’s not him right now.”
Russell played only 24 minutes in the game and shot 4-12 with 12 points and zero assists. Russell spoke about his feelings on the situation, saying he felt that “everyone was trying to take over.”
Russell’s play has improved a lot since the beginning of the season. For the first couple months, he looked lost. He seems a lot more comfortable, especially as of late, and Scott “loves the confidence.”
The Lakers are still miserably bad, possessing a record of 9-38 overall, and 1-9 in their last ten. Over those ten games, however, Russell is averaging over 14 points per game, shooting 50% from the field, and has scored in double-figures in all but one game.
Los Angeles’ next game is Thursday, Jan. 28th, against the Bulls at the Staples Center.
First reported by ESPN’s Baxter Holmes
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