Lakers’ Russell Matches Franchise Record in Win over Hawks

Lakers' Russell ties 3-point record

LOS ANGELES — D’Angelo Russell’s hot shooting carried the Los Angeles Lakers to a commanding 136-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Russell’s six 3-pointers not only secured the win but also equaled the Lakers’ single-season record, tying Nick Van Exel’s mark from 1994-95. LeBron James added 25 points and 10 assists, while Anthony Davis posted 22 points and 15 rebounds.

The win snapped a two-game skid for the Lakers, propelling them back into ninth place in the Western Conference standings. Despite a valiant effort from the Hawks, led by Jalen Johnson’s 25 points, they couldn’t contain the Lakers’ offensive firepower.

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However, the victory was tempered by an injury scare as Johnson rolled his ankle late in the game. The Lakers now look ahead to their playoff push, fueled by Russell’s historic feat and their recent resurgence

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