DeMarre Carroll had been one of the hottest Brooklyn Nets over the last couple of weeks, but that hot streak came to a screeching halt against the Boston Celtics.
Carroll endured one of the worst shooting nights of his career, a nightmarish 2-for-15 performance that included just 1-of-9 shooting from 3-point range.
He did get to the foul line and he was punishing on the boards, finishing with a career-high 14 rebounds on the night.
Carroll has been a streaky shooter throughout his career and it appears that stretch of shooting better than 50 percent over a six-game span is done.
But he’s veteran enough to find other ways — defense, rebounding, ball movement — to help the club.
The eye-popping stat was that in a game as physical as Monday’s, Spencer Dinwiddie never made it to the foul line.
Given his aggressive nature when going to the rim and a game that was marked by a lot of banging, that’s a shocker.
Dinwiddie thought so, too, as he was popped with his team-high sixth technical foul of the season late in the game after arguing a no-call.
He scored only eight points, but he took only six shots, and one of his baskets was scored from inside the center-court logo as the shot clock was winding down.
Dinwiddie made good decisions on when to shoot and when to kick the ball out once he got into the paint, but defenses are paying him a lot more attention and limiting his scoring chances more frequently of late.