D’Angelo Russell had himself a first quarter Tuesday night.
The former Ohio State standout made his first 7 shots — all 3-pointers — to open the game en route to 24 first-quarter points. That was 60 percent of the Brooklyn Nets scoring in the first frame against the Toronto Raptors.
Russell finished the quarter 7 of 8 from beyond the arc and 7 of 9 from the floor overall. It was the most he’s ever scored in a quarter in his career.
Here are his exploits via the Nets Twitter:
D-Lo's 24 points on seven triples marks the most points he's scored in any quarter in his career! pic.twitter.com/7n0RsGN3fv
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) March 13, 2018
D'Angelo Russell scored 24 of Brooklyn's 40 points in the 1st quarter. They lead, 40-32. The 40 are the most the Nets in a 1st quarter this season.
D'Angelo Russell's 24 points mark the most points he's scored in any quarter in his career (7/8 3-pt)
— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) March 14, 2018
Russell played one season with the Buckeyes, averaging 19.3 points per game while shooting 44.9 percent from the field and 41.1 percent from 3-point land.
Stay tuned for updates on how Russell finishes Tuesday night’s game.
Russell finished with 32 points in the contest, but didn’t hit another 3-pointer as the Nets fell to the Raptors 116-102. Here’s the full box score to see his night.