Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell sprains ankle; status uncertain

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard D'Angelo Russell, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft, left Thursday's 118-115 loss to the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena with a sprained right ankle after scoring a career-high 27 points.

X-rays taken after the game confirmed there were no fractures in the ankle, the Lakers announced. Russell's availability moving forward is unclear. The Lakers face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday at Staples Center.

Russell made 11 of 16 shots in nearly 29 minutes off the bench and scored 19 points in the second half, including 11 in the fourth quarter to help lead the Lakers back from a 27-point deficit.

However, Russell, who also was 3-of-7 from 3-point range, said he rolled his right ankle on a drive to the rim with 2:37 left in the fourth quarter.

"Knock on wood, I've never really rolled my ankles or anything, [but] I knew when I rolled it, it was bad," Russell said. "I tried to go [back] out there and work. I knew I couldn't go."

Said Lakers coach Byron Scott, "He just said, 'I can't run. I can't run.'"

Russell said he was frustrated by not only the injury but the timing of it. He had hit 4 of 5 shots in the fourth quarter to lead the Lakers' furious rally.

"I feel like they kind of got lucky with that one," Russell said of the Kings. "Honestly, if I wouldn't have went down, I probably would've hit some bogus shot, and we would've won it. Everything was happening for us."

Asked whether he would be available to play Friday, Russell said, "When you roll your ankle, only time and rest can tell."

Russell is averaging 12 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 27.6 minutes per game.