Spencer Dinwiddie with Game Winner as Brooklyn Nets top Pistons

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 21: Spencer Dinwiddie
DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 21: Spencer Dinwiddie /

The Brooklyn Nets got revenge against the team who blew them out at home 11 days ago. Spencer Dinwiddie hit a game winning shot against his former team. The Nets have won back to back games after beating the Pistons, 101-100.

The Brooklyn Nets played a strong game today, and got off to a fast start. Per the YES network, the Nets held the Pistons without a field goal for the final 4:10 of the first quarter. Brooklyn held a 10 point lead after one, and a five point advantage at the half.

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They built this advantage on the strength of nearly 48 percent shooting, including six of 14 from the perimeter. The Nets also outrebounded the Pistons 26-19 in the first half. Rebounds were a major factor for Detroit in their last meeting with the Nets.

The Nets pushed their lead back to double digits in the third quarter, but the Pistons kept fighting back. The game was tied multiple times late, including at 98 with under 30 seconds left. Caris Levert missed multiple free throws down the stretch, but the Nets were up by one after he hit his last attempt.

Andre Drummond, who dominated in his last game against the Nets, was in serious foul trouble early. He was held to seven points and 13 rebounds, but gave Detroit the lead with 4.7 seconds remaining.

Then came Spencer Dinwiddie.  The Nets guard hit countless clutch shots down the stretch, including the game winner with 0.9 seconds left. He had a game high 22 points, adding five assists and four rebounds as well. He shooting was very efficient: nine of 13 from the field and four out of six from range.

This was a important bounce back game from a guy who had been visibly struggling over the past few weeks.

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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had a fantastic game in his own right. He filled the stat sheet with 21 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists, and even drained a few three pointers.

If Hollis-Jefferson can continue playing like he did tonight, Brooklyn could be looking at an All-Star. He’s already improved so much this season, but the passing and three point shooting would take his game to another level.

The Nets finished the night shooting 42 percent from three while holdings Detroit to 31 percent. They overcame 15 turnovers, which remains a point of emphasis for Kenny Atkinson and his staff.

Brooklyn is finding ways to win close games, and string together wins. They travel to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder on Tuesday, looking to win three straight for the first time this season.