Lopez, Lakers race past Russell, Nets

Lakers center Brook Lopez erupted against his former team.

Brook Lopez scored 34 points and grabbed 12 rebounds against his former team, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers to a 124-112 win over the visiting Brooklyn Nets on Friday.

Former Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell returned as a member of the Nets, scoring 17 points in the loss. His replacement in LA, rookie guard and No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball, struggled with 3-of-15 shooting and six points.

Kyle Kuzma added 21 points for the Lakers, Jordan Clarkson had 19, and Brandon Ingram had 18.

Allan Crabbe led the Nets with 21 points.