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Five takeaways from the Lakers' 107-101 win over the Brooklyn Nets

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 107-101 win over the Brooklyn Nets

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...

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