Russell was cited for marijuana possession at LaGuardia airport in New York on Wednesday night, A.J. Perez of USA Today reports. Russell has received a summons to appear in court for the incident. According to the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, Russell will be required to enter the league's marijuana program if he "has been convicted of (including a plea of guilty, no contest or nolo contendere to) the use or possession of marijuana in violation of the law." Aside from that, it's unlikely the league will hand down any additional discipline.
Russell totaled 21 points (6-19 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block over 37 minutes in the Nets' loss to the 76ers on Saturday. Russell has a productive night on Saturday, but his team ultimately fell to Philadelphia to send the Nets to a 3-1 hole in the series. Russell has added a stellar postseason to top off his remarkable regular season. In four games in the playoffs, he's averaged 22.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.3 steals.
Russell collected 26 points (12-26 FG, 2-9 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 30 minutes during Thursday's 131-115 Game 3 loss to the 76ers. Russell has racked up exactly 26 points in two of the first three games here in the playoffs. However, he has logged more turnovers (11) than assists (nine), and this is the first time in the series that he has connected on better than 40 percent of his field goal attempts. Russell will look to take better care of possession and try to help his team even the series during Saturday's Game 4.
Russell finished with 21 points (7-13 FG, 7-11 3Pt), seven rebounds, five assists and a steal in 20 minutes during Wednesday's tilt with the Heat. Russell was fantastic on a per-minute basis Wednesday, finishing with a well-rounded stat-line and drilling his second-most threes of the season. The fourth-year guard's one of the leaders for the Most Improved Player award and will look to continue his breakout season in Brooklyn's first round playoff series this weekend.
Russell finished with 20 points (7-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, six assists and a block across 29 minutes in the Nets' win over the Pacers on Sunday. Russell finished with solid production across the stat sheet, going for 20 points or more for the fifth straight game on a night when the Nets clinched their first playoff birth in four years. A strong candidate for the NBA's Most Improved Player award, Russell has propelled the Nets to the postseason on an improbable run.
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