However, while the rookie who replaced him in Los Angeles was putting the finishing touches on a record-breaking triple-double Saturday night, Russell limped off the court in the final moments of Brooklyn's 114-106 loss to the Utah Jazz.
Nets guard D'Angelo Russell watches from the bench during the second half against the Nuggets on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Denver.
Russell, acquired in an offseason trade with the Los Angeles Lakers, has been an integral piece of the team's offensive attack, averaging almost 21 points and six assists in 12 games since his arrival. He also missed three games in January with a right knee injury and eventually underwent platelet-rich plasma injections. However, he had looked much better during his last handful of outings.
Be Thankful for The First Official DEADPOOL 2 Poster
Collider got their hands on an issue and it's filled with helpful holiday tips from Deadpool himself. Spoiler alert: if you carve your turkey the Deadpool way you will lose a limb.
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran vie for best artist at MTV EMAs
He performed the track that won him best song - " There's Nothing Holding Me Back " - in front of an electrified crowd in London. And in a nod to a new generation of artists, Bono crooned an a capella version of Stormzy's "Blinded by Your Grace".
Rams heat up after slow start to scorch Texans
Todd Gurley rushed 11 times for 68 yards and hauled in 6-of-7 targets for 68 yards in the Rams' Week 10 win over the Texans. The third quarter did not end before another touchdown was scored by Woods to put the game out of reach for the Texans.
The Brooklyn Nets' point guard problems have just gotten pretty serious.
The Nets are underdogs in their next three home contests against the Boston Celtics, Jazz and the Golden State Warriors before they head on the road to face Cleveland.
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