D’Angelo Russell, the Nets first All-Star in the last five years, played 12 minutes Sunday night, scoring six points on 2-of-5 shooting (all three’s), handing out three assists and grabbing one rebound as his Team Giannis lost to Team LeBron, 178-164, in Charlotte.
DLo, at 22, was the second youngest player in the game. Only Ben Simmons is younger.
Russell made his All-Star debut in the second quarter and scored his first points in the fourth.
Then quickly scored on a second three not long after.
Russell, who entered the game with Dirk Nowitzki, found the Maverick seven-footer for an emotional three-pointer.
Post-game, Russell talked about his four days in Charlotte.
And talked about the successes of his teammates.
The game was the final event of All-Star Weekend that saw three of DLo’s teammates also participate, Rodions Kurucs and Jarrett Allen in the Rising Stars Challenge and of course, Joe Harris, in the Three-Point Shooting Contest, which he won.
Also on hand were Spencer Dinwiddie, who was the defending champion in the Skills Competition and Olivier Sedra, the Nets announcer who also did the honors for NBA. Both of the Nets ownership groups were represented, Dmitry Razumov, chairman of the team under Mikhail Prokhorov, and Joe Tsai, the Nets minority owner.
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