The Lakers (12-49) ended an eight-game losing streak, beating the Brooklyn Nets (17-44) on Tuesday night. Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 107-101 win over the Nets at Staples Center.
1. D'Angelo Russell was as hot as he's been since joining the NBA in June as the Lakers' second-overall pick in the draft.
Russell's eight three-pointers is the most by a Lakers rookie in franchise history -- a record formerly held by Nick Van Exel with six.
His 39 points leads all rookies this season. Russell hit a career-high 14 field goals.
Russell was given the "podium" treatment after the game, making a visit to Coach Byron Scott's...