It may have only been an NBA Summer League game, but D'Angelo Russell had a taste of redemption Saturday night. And he ate it up.

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The Lakers guard scored 22 points, including a game-winning 3-pointer to give the Lakers a 70-69 win over the 76ers.

As great as he was late in the game, his antics afterward were even more entertaining. The second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft took off running for the sidelines, gesturing that he had "ice in his veins."

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Russell wasn’t done yet. When ESPN’s J. A. Adande asked him about his performance, he gave him about as blunt of an answer you’ll see in an interview.

"I played like s—," Russell told Adande.

It was an accurate and succinct description of Russell's play in the first half. Russell scored just five points in the first two quarters before exploding for 17 in the second half, hitting a trio of trees to help his team win its second straight game in Las Vegas.

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The crowd came to see the rookies, as the game featured the top two picks in last month’s NBA Draft in Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, but it was the sophomore guard who stole the show.

Russell's shot came after Philadelphia's T.J. McConnell drove the length of the floor for a go-ahead layup with 1.9 seconds

remaining. The game-winner wasn't the only highlight play, though. Fellow 2015 draft pick Larry Nance Jr. nailed a coast-to-coast dunk early in the fourth quarter.

Saturday's post-game interview was a refreshing moment for Russell, who has seen his share of downs since being drafted last year. In addition to struggling at times during his pro transition, he clashed with then-coach Byron Scott and had a highly publicized fallout with Nick Young after a video he took on his phone ended up all over social media.

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Russell is a talented player who has a bright future in the league. Saturday's Summer League shot may not count toward his NBA stats but could definitely factor into his NBA development. He obviously got a jolt of confidence from it. 

Now, we just need to work on his interview skills.