On Friday, Day 1 of the
Comparing a point guard's play with that of a center is like comparing apples with oranges, but on an individual level, Okafor was more impressive on Saturday. He had 19 points and 11 rebounds while demonstrating a better set of skills defensively, which many have come to expect. Russell, meanwhile, had 14 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
When it came to shooting the ball, Russell was significantly more aggressive than he was on Friday, when he took eight shots. But he wasn't particularly accurate against the 76ers, knocking down four of 15 shots from the field during the Lakers' 68-60 win.
Russell showed an ability to convert contested mid-range jumpers, creating space against defenders with his off hand. He also had a couple of impressive passes on fast-breaks, one of which led to a Larry Nance Jr. dunk.
"In transition, I was trying to get easier buckets, trying to look to facilitate a little bit more," Russell said.
Turnovers are still an issue. Russell had five against the