“People tried to convince me this n***a was better than Russ” – D’Angelo Russell gets COOKED by NBA Twitter for horrendous Game 3 performance
D'Angelo Russell’s poor performance in game 3 against the Nuggets sparks backlash from fans.
D'Angelo Russell of the Los Angeles Lakers (Via Justin Ford/Getty Images)
The Lakers needed D’Angelo Russell to be their third star in game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Nuggets. Instead, he was their biggest weakness. Russell had a nightmarish performance, scoring only three points on 1-of-8 shooting from the field and 1-of-6 from three-point range.
He also committed three turnovers and was a team-worst minus -15 in plus/minus. He played a mere 20 minutes before coach Darvin Ham replaced him with Rui Hachimura, who had a much better game with 13 points and six rebounds.
The Lakers are one loss away from being swept by the Nuggets after another disappointing night from their young point guard Russell. He finished with just three points, while failing to contain the Nuggets’ explosive backcourt.
Nikola Jokic´ and Jamal Murray were unstoppable once again, combining for 61 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists. Murray was especially sensational, scoring 37 points on 15-of-29 shooting and hitting clutch shots down the stretch.
D’Angelo Russell roasted by fans after dismal showing in Game 3
Some fans argued that Russell Westbrook would have been a better fit for the Lakers than Russell, who is younger and more skilled as a shooter. They mocked Russell for his inability to live up to his potential and his reputation.
Here are some of the tweets that roasted Russell for his game 3 performance:
The Lakers fought hard to stay in the game, even taking a brief lead in the final quarter. But they couldn’t overcome the Suns’ firepower, despite Anthony Davis‘ monster performance of 28 points and 18 rebounds and LeBron James‘ near triple-double of 23 points and 12 assists. The Lakers are now on the brink of elimination, unless they pull off a miracle in the next four games.
Their season is on the line in game 4, which will tip off on Monday night at 8:30 p.m. ET. They will need Russell to step up and shake off his Game 3 nightmare, where he shot 3-of-16 from the field and had six turnovers. Otherwise, he will face more scrutiny and comparisons to Russell Westbrook.
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