D'Angelo Russell Gets His First Postseason Victory

By Jake Anderson on April 13, 2019 at 5:56 pm
D'Angelo Russell goes against his high school teammate, Ben Simmons.
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Silk has his first playoff victory.

The Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-102 to steal game one of the opening round of the NBA playoffs. It was the Brooklyn's first road playoff victory since 2014. 

D'Angelo Russell struggled early on, shooting just 2-11 in the first half. Russell, however, came out of the break firing, finishing with a team-high 26 points against Ben Simmons, his high school teammate. Teammate Caris Levert of Michigan scored 23 points. 

Russell is the lone All-Star on the Nets, averaging a career-high 21.2 points and seven assists per game this season.

The two teams will be back in action on Monday for game two. 

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