Spencer Dinwiddie dusted off the distributor cap Sunday night with a season-high eight assists, while also scoring 12 points and hitting a couple of rainbow 3s.
Dinwiddie also played well defensively — honestly, most of the Nets did — and played under control for the most part. His driving game was not as efficient as it could have been; Dinwiddie missed some bunnies and was looking for fouls on those misses.
But it was a solid overall performance whether he was at the 1 or the 2 as he’s really settling into his role as the Nets’ sixth man.
Shabazz Napier didn’t have his shooting touch Sunday night, but unlike in the loss to Houston on Friday, Napier did not try to heat-check his way out of it.
Instead, he took open shots that just didn’t fall and did a much better job moving the ball rather than having it stick as he tried to create his own offense.
He is a streaky shooter and will have nights where everything is falling. It was a positive to see Napier accept that it wasn’t dropping and do other things to help the team win.
And when your smallest player gets himself a blocked shot, it’s always a bonus.