Brooklyn Nets: One writer’s 10 favorite first-half Nets moments

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Oct. 31: Dinwiddie does in Detroit

For the second time in two weeks, the Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons had traded blows like heavyweight fighters. In their first meeting at Detroit in the season opener, both teams held double-digit leads before the Pistons held on at the end for a 103-100 win.

In the second meeting of the season between the teams, this time in Brooklyn, the Nets again blasted out to a big early lead, going up 27-12 in the first quarter before Detroit steadied itself with a 10-1 run to close out the quarter.

Detroit then surged ahead, going up by six at halftime and increasing its advantage to 10 points in the third quarter before Brooklyn battled back, reclaiming the lead on Jarrett Allen‘s three-point play with 1:31 remaining.

The Pistons led by three with 22.6 seconds to go before Spencer Dinwiddie buried a 3-pointer with 21 seconds remaining to tie it. Reggie Jackson missed on a chance to win it, failing to convert a drive to the rim, and the teams headed to overtime tied at 110-110.

The lead changed hands three times in the extra five minutes and Blake Griffin have the Pistons a two-point edge on a short bank shot with 53.6 seconds remaining.

Dinwiddie was called for an offensive foul on Brooklyn’s next possession, but Griffin missed a chance to ice it for the visitors when he misfired on a step-back 3 late in the shot clock.

Joe Harris got the rebound for the Nets and with 7.1 seconds left, Dinwiddie pulled up from the wing before the help from center Andre Drummond could arrive. Dinwiddie shot it over the big man for a 3-pointer and a 120-119 lead.

All Griffin could get was a turnaround fadeaway with 1.3 seconds left and with the miss, the Nets snapped a three-game losing streak.