Spencer Dinwiddie, sporting a pair of his K8IROS commemorating his time at the University of Colorado to mark his visit to Denver, didn’t have his shot working, but did many other things to help the Brooklyn Nets get the win.
Dinwiddie was just 1-for-5 from 3-point range, but that one was a big one, a halfcourt heave at the end of the third quarter that gave Brooklyn a six-point lead at the quarter break (perhaps his other four attempts were just too close to the basket).
He also dished six assists, had six rebounds, didn’t turn the ball over and played terrific defense working against Gary Harris and backup guard Monte Morris.
Joe Harris had one of those quietly efficient games we’ve come to expect, hitting the shots that were there, not forcing ones that weren’t.
That said, he got a bit out of control with his ball-handling at times, leading to his team-high three turnovers. His lone offensive rebound was a huge one — he got a lane to the rim, soared for the board and then made a terrific move from behind the backboard to pick up an and-one.
Defensively, Harris digs in, stays in front of his man, helps when needed and does all those nice little things. Denver was without starting small forward Will Barton, which would have been a tough cover for Harris, but he did good work against both Torrey Craig and Trey Lyles.