Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 25 points. Allen Crabbe added 18 and De Marre Carroll chipped in 17 points as the Brooklyn Nets broke a two-game losing streak. By beating the Utah Jazz 118-107 at the Barclay Center.
The Brooklyn Nets were pretty much able to take control of this game in the first half and keep the Jazz at bay. With their leading scorer D’ Angelo Russell in the hospital recovering from knee surgery. Spencer Dinwiddie ran the offense like an ace. Brooklyn’s a team who normally commits a lot of turnovers. But was able to keep the turnovers down to 12 tonight
Brooklyn also shot 51% from the field and 45 % from behind the three-point line. All while scoring a season-best 39 points in the first quarter and never looked back.
Raul Neto led the Utah Jazz with 22 points. Rodney Hood added 17 points, and Derrick Favors and Donavan Mitchell both chipped in 15 points.
Utah had to play tonight’s game without Ricky Rubio. Thabo Sefolosha, Joe Johnson, Rudy Gobert and Dante Exum.
The Nets GM Sean Marks has up to January to apply for an disable player exceptions with Jeremy Lin being out for the season. Lin is in the second year of a 36 million dollar deal. He played 36 games last season due to injuries. Then caught a season ending injury. In the first game of this NBA season . If the Nets were smart they would look to dump Lin as soon as he recovers. The team just can’t afford to resign him with his medical history.
The Jazz are heading to Orlando to face the Magic on Saturday night.
While the Nets are home to face the Warriors Sunday night.