Age: 32 Height: 6-8 Weight: 212 lbs School: Vanderbilt; Missouri
D'Angelo Russell took over in the third overtime, scoring 14 of his 36 points, and the short-handed Brooklyn Nets outlasted the host Cleveland Cavaliers for a wild 148-139 victory on Wednesday. Russell began the game by missing 10 of his first 11 shots, but he was 6 of 6 in the third overtime and finished 13 of 30 from the floor. After the Nets forced a third overtime on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by DeMarre Carroll, Russell made a handful of plays to help the Nets snap a four-game road losing streak in their last game before the All-Star break.
At 287 points, it is tied for the third-highest scoring game of the season. Starting with 2:30 left in the third quarter, neither the Nets nor Cavs could separate themselves from one another. Over the next 27 minutes of game time, neither team held a lead of more than five points until D'Angelo Russell dominated the third overtime with 11 points in the team's first six possessions.