Spencer didn’t come out the gates running in the early moments of the 2019/20 NBA season; he limped. It wasn’t pretty, but in the eighth game of the infant season against the Portland Trail Blazers, he put on a show and relaxed those were growing anxious with his slow start.
Brooklyn was on the first stop of their early five-game road trip in what was, in all actuality, a must-win game for the team despite it only being the second week of November. Much like Dinwiddie, the Nets were a bit out of sorts in the opening weeks of the season.
Entering the contest they were 3-4; they needed to start off this daunting road trip with a victory. And thanks to the electric play of their dynamic sixth man, they did just that. It was also the first semblance of success we saw with Spencer sharing the floor with Irving—the pair combined for 37 points in the win.
Dinwiddie finished with 34 points, five rebounds, and four assists on 11-18 shooting including six-of-ten from distance.
Unfortunately, LeVert would suffer a thumb injury just two games later in Utah that sidelined him for several weeks and Irving went out the game after with a shoulder injury that saw him out of action for two months. The three guards haven’t seen the floor much this season, which further complicates this upcoming offseason.
But on November 8, 2019, Dinwiddie had it going. In a season of untimely injuries and blown opportunities, it’s moments like these you cherish.