Brooklyn Nets: Player grades from OT victory(!!) over Raptors

Brooklyn Nets D'Angelo Russell (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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B. 31 MIN, 17 PTS, 7-for-17 (1-for-4), 2 REB (1 ORB), 8 AST, 2 PF, 1 STL, 3 TO, -7. PG/SG. Brooklyn Nets. SPENCER DINWIDDIE

Despite falling in love with his driving game a bit late in the fourth quarter, Spencer Dinwiddie had a pretty solid night moving the ball and keeping the offense flowing.

His find of Jarrett Allen with 1:04 left in overtime was testament to his vision when he penetrates. Allen’s defender came to help on Dinwiddie, who shoveled a nice one-handed feed to Allen, wide open on the baseline, for an uncontested layup and a one-point lead.

Defensively, he was solid as well. His help on Kawhi Leonard aided Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in getting the ball away from Toronto’s leading scorer on the game’s final possession and he also helped alter Leonard’s potential game-winner in regulation with a late challenge.

28 MIN, 10 PTS, 4-for-12 (2-for-7), 8 REB (3 ORB), 1 AST, 3 PF, 1 STL, -3. SF. Brooklyn Nets. DEMARRE CARROLL. B

DeMarre Carroll is still struggling to find the range consistently with his shot, but his defense and rebounding were keys for the Brooklyn Nets Friday.

Carroll had three offensive rebounds — matching Joe Harris and Jarrett Allen for team-high honors as the Nets out-boarded the Raptors 60-41 overall and 16-6 on the offensive window.

He’s always been a solid defender and his work on Danny Green was very good. Green, an excellent spot-up shooter, attempted just one 3-pointer on the night thanks to the work of Carroll and Allen Crabbe.