Former Buckeye D'Angelo Russell has had a heck of a year with the Brooklyn Nets. The 23-year old made his first all-star team and has become the leader of a Nets team that was projected to be one of the worst in the NBA this season, but instead is battling for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Having lost the first three games of a seven game road trip, the Nets, holding onto the 7th spot in the Eastern Conference, needed a win Tuesday night in Sacramento. It didn't look like it would happen. Brooklyn trailed by 25 after three quarters and by 28 in the first minute of the fourth. That's when Russell flipped the script.
In a remarkable and stunning rally, the Nets outscored the Kings 45-18 in the fourth quarter, with Russell scoring 27 points on 10 of 15 shooting. Brooklyn pulled out a 123-121 win, with former Arizona star Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scoring the winning hoop with .8 seconds left. The win that produced the biggest rally in franchise history and the biggest fourth quarter comeback in the NBA this season. For the game Russell finished with 44 points, a career high, as well as 12 assists. The win kept Brooklyn over .500 for the season (37-36) and the highlights for the rally are fun to watch. Russell and his teammates on the floor energize the Brooklyn bench while drawing shocking gasps from the stunned crowd in Sacramento. The shot-making, driving and passing abilities of Russell were on full display. Check out the highlights, the emotional post-game interviews and more below.