NEW YORK (AP) D'Angelo Russell had 22 points and a career high-tying 13 assists against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets ran the NBA's longest winning streak to six games by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 115-110 on Tuesday night.
Joe Harris added 19 points and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 for the Nets, who last won six in a row from March 25 to April 3, 2015. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finished with 17 points and Jared Dudley made some big baskets down the stretch to score 13.
LeBron James bounced back from his lowest-scoring game of the season with 36 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, but the Lakers finished 1-3 on their road trip. Kyle Kuzma had 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Lonzo Ball scored 23 points.
Brooklyn continued its recovery from an eight-game skid by holding on in front of a loud, large crowd that alternated cheering when the Lakers seized the momentum and when the Nets regained it.
Brooklyn led 100-87 with 7 1/2 minutes to play before back-to-back 3-pointers by Kuzma and Ball made it 100-93. James then scored inside, blocked a shot on the other end and scored again, capping a 10-0 run.
Dudley and Dinwiddie answered with drives, and Dudley hit two more baskets to settle the Nets before Russell's 3-pointer made it 113-107 with 22 seconds remaining.
The Nets had scored 70 points in the first halves of their last two games, and were almost on pace in this one after taking a 33-32 lead after one quarter. They trailed by five with under three minutes left in the half before a 13-3 finishing surge for a 62-57 lead.
Brooklyn then used a 12-0 run to turn a two-point edge into its largest lead, going ahead 79-65 on Hollis-Jefferson's three-point play with 7:27 remaining in the third quarter. The Lakers trimmed it to five late in the period on a 3-pointer by James and the Nets led 90-83 going to the fourth.
James was limited to 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting in a loss to Washington on Sunday and things started rough for him in this one, as Jarrett Allen denied his attempt at a dunk with a sensational block on his first attempt. James was called for traveling the next time he had the ball before finding his groove. >> READ MORE