Former Ohio State star D'Angelo Russell has ice in his veins. This is something we already knew.
Russell put that on full display again late Sunday night when he hit the game-winning 3-pointer in the Los Angeles Lakers' 110-109 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Russell finished the game with 16 points, four rebounds and four assists.
In his second professional season, the former Buckeyes' All-American is averaging 15.6 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per contest.
Russell's game-winner was perhaps even more impressive when you consider he wasn't supposed to play in Sunday night's game. According to reports, Russell's grandmother passed away Sunday morning and he intended to fly home to be with his family but couldn't get on a flight. He played instead and then hit the game-winner.
It was quite an emotional moment in the stands afterward.
D'Angelo embraces his family after the game-winner, made even more emotional after learning about the passing of his grandma this morning. pic.twitter.com/MfMbUtk5WS
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