Age: 22 Height: 6-5 Weight: 195 lbs School: Ohio State
D'Angelo Russell scored 29 points as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors for the first time in more than three years with a 106-105 overtime win on Friday. Russell carried the host Nets on his back in overtime, scoring all but two of his team's points as they snapped an eight game losing skid. Brooklyn picked an opportune time to snap its 12-game slide against Toronto.
Teams coming off vastly different losses will meet when the Washington Wizards host the Brooklyn Nets Saturday night at Capital One Arena. While the Wizards (8-14) were routed in Philadelphia, the Nets (8-15) dropped their fifth straight but took the visiting Memphis Grizzlies to double overtime before falling 131-125 on Friday. D'Angelo Russell (26 points) put the Nets ahead 125-124 with 2:49 left in overtime but the Grizzlies scored the final seven points.
The Wizards host the scrappy Brooklyn Nets as they aim to bounce back from a big loss to the Sixers.
The next time D'Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie combine on a big performance the Brooklyn Nets hope the result is different. Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz hope a slow start does not begin catching up with them. The Nets get a chance at halting a five-game home losing streak Wednesday night when they host the slumping Jazz.