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.
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.