Jarrett Allen added some more video to his personal highlight mix for this season, denying a Dewayne Dedmon dunk and swatting away a John Collins interior attempt as part of a three-block party at Barclays Center.
The Brooklyn Nets center didn’t have a huge offensive night, but made every shot he took and was 3-for-4 at the foul line. His rebounding impact was minimal with just five, but he battled on the glass hard while occasionally being pushed around by Dedmon, Collins and Alex Len.
Speaking of guys who should be heading to Charlotte next month for the Rising Stars game, Allen’s certainly done enough to be there.
Shabazz Napier will sometimes drive you crazy with the heat checks, but he had a solid performance Wednesday night in spite of a couple of ill-advised shots.
He had just one turnover after struggling with ball security in Boston, kept the ball moving well and was a massive pest defensively with three steals.
After disappearing from the rotation for much of December, Napier has averaged 27.2 minutes per game over his last six games and has scored in double figures in seven straight games, matching a career-long he set from Dec. 18-Jan. 1 last season with the Portland Trail Blazers.