Former Lakers guard
Russell finished the night with a pair of free throws. For the game he made 14 of 21 shots from the field and three of five from the line.
Lopez was high man for the Nets, scoring 23 points.
The Nets shot 43.8% from the field, 27.8% from three-point range (five for 18) and 66.7% from the line (18 for 27). The Lakers hit 49.4%, 42.3% (11 for 26) and 66.7% (14 for 21), respectively.
Julius Randle and Roy Hibbert each scored 14. Randle also collected 13 rebounds.
The Lakers (12-49) play again Wednesday, visiting the
Lou Williams was limited to 10 minutes because of a moderately strained left hamstring. He'll miss the Lakers' trip to Denver.