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D'Angelo Russell forces OT with last-second layup, scores career-high for Lakers

The former Ohio State star may have had his first signature NBA moment.

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In what was ultimately a losing effort for the Los Angeles Lakers, D'Angelo Russell turned in what may have been one of his best overall single-game performances in the NBA thus far, as well as his most prolific scoring outing. The former Ohio State star finished the game with 23 points (a career-high) on 20 shots (a career-high), and this beautiful, driving, last-second, game-tying layup to force overtime, that Kobe couldn't get enough of.

Although the Lakers eventually fell to the Minnesota Grizzlies in overtime (123-122), it was a nice coming out party of sorts for the rookie as a scorer, on a night where Kobe Bryant was only able to go for 11 points of his own.

Russell currently sits ahead of Emmanuel Mudiay and the rest of the rookie point guards, in terms of points-per-game (11.5), field goal percentage (.406) and three-point percentage (.313).