Spencer Dinwiddie‘s run of consecutive games with 25 or more points ended at three as he came back to Earth just a bit Sunday.
He was still effective getting to the rack, even as he shot just 3-of-8 overall, as Dinwiddie made all eight of his foul shots.
He also contributed with five assists, but was also running the point for much of Atlanta’s big second-quarter run, when they cut a 21-point deficit to just four before Brooklyn reasserted control of the game in the second half.
You don’t expect 18 points in 23 minutes from Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who had a quietly efficient game on Sunday.
Let’s be honest — when he squared up for an above-the-break 3-pointer, it was a surprise when it splashed home, but RHJ has made his last four 3-point attempts dating back to his final look from deep against the Toronto Raptors on Dec. 7.
That comes after he made just three of his first 21 long-range attempts.
He is certainly giving Brooklyn more than it was getting from Jared Dudley at the starting 4 spot, as he is averaging 11.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 28.4 minutes per game in the 11 games since he replaced Dudley with the first unit, shooting 43.9 percent overall and 6-for-11 from long range.