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The Brooklyn Nets send the Denver Nuggets home with a loss after heroics from Spencer Dinwiddie steal the show in the Barclays Center.

Danny Small

  • Brooklyn Nets 105 (13-10)
  • Denver Nuggets 102 (14-7)
  • NBA, Final, Box Score
  • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

How about those Brooklyn Nets? Winners of three in a row, and nine of their last 12, Spencer Dinwiddie and his pals are rolling. The point guard has made a seamless transition to the starting lineup in Kyrie Irving’s absence and he’s playing some of the best basketball of his career.

Dinwiddie finished with 24 points and eight assists on the night and his biggest moments came in crunch time. When he’s attacking downhill with Jarrett Allen rolling as an above-the-rim threat, it’s hard to stop this Brooklyn offense.

This bucket gave the Nets a one-point lead in the final seconds. Taurean Prince would later sink two clutch free throws to cement the victory.

Don’t let Dinwiddie’s monster performance overshadow the strong play from Allen inside. The third-year center put up 19 points and 11 rebounds in his eighth-straight double-double and 12th on the season.

Going against the uber-talented Nikola Jokic, Allen held his own on both ends and made the All-NBA center work for everything. The Serbian big man finished with 24 points, 11 boards, and six assists, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Brooklyn’s late surge.

The Nets are really starting to click offensively.

Sure, 105 points aren’t much in today’s NBA, but the Nuggets play at the slowest pace of any team in the NBA. Brooklyn tallied 25 assists on 40 field goals and the ball was constantly moving in the first quarter. That’s great news for a team that has suffered through periods of offensive stagnation at points during the season.

The Nets have two nights off before welcoming the Charlotte Hornets to Barclays on Wednesday.

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