Spurs beat Nets 100-95 in Brooklyn
January 17, 2018
Wednesday in Brooklyn, an injured Spurs team came to town and beat an injured Nets team. The Spurs are currently without Kawhi Leonard and Rudy Gay, plus Manu Ginobili sat out, while the Nets as they've been for much of the season have been without D'Angelo Russell. Plus, Jeremy Lin is out for the year.
The Nets put up a nice battle, and outscored the Spurs by seven points in the 4th quarter to keep things close in the end. But the Spurs, led by 13-24 shooting for 34 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks from LaMarcus Aldridge, were able to hold on and secure a 100-95 win.
The Spurs also received a huge bench boost from guard Patty Mills, who shot 7-10 FG and 7-8 three-pointers for 25 points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals in just 26 minutes.
Nets Postgame Notes
The Nets fell to 16-29 this season and 8-14 at Barclays Center with tonightís loss, while the Spurs improved to 30-16
overall and 11-14 on the road with the win.
Next up for Brooklyn: The Nets will host Miami on Friday, 1/19, at 7:30 p.m. EST.
Next up for San Antonio: The Spurs will travel to Toronto to face the Raptors on Friday, 1/19, at 6 p.m. CST.
Brooklynís bench outscored San Antonioís reserves 44-34 tonight. Entering tonightís game, the Netsí bench was
averaging 44.5 points per game, which ranked second in the league in bench ppg.
The Nets also edged San Antonio 42-30 in points in the paint and 13-6 in second chance points tonight.
Nets Postgame Player Notes
Allen Crabbe recorded a team-high 20 points, a career-high-tying eight rebounds (last achieved on 1/3 vs.
Minnesota) and three assists in 31 minutes tonight vs. San Antonio.
Crabbe registered his sixth 20-point game of the season tonight, matching his single-season career-high for
20-point games (done last season).
Joe Harris scored 18 points (7-of-13 FG, 4-of-9 3FG) in 32 minutes off the bench vs. San Antonio.
Harris has now scored in double figures in four straight games and seven of his last eight games overall.
His 18 points tonight marked the second-most points Harris has scored at Barclays Center (behind 19
points on 11/14/17 vs. Boston).
In nine games in January, Harris has averaged 11.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 27.6 minutes
per game while shooting .514 (37-of-72) from the field and .474 (18-of-38) from 3-point range.
DeMarre Carroll posted 11 points and 10 rebounds tonight, recording his sixth double-double of this season (second-
most for the Nets this season behind Rondae Hollis-Jeffersonís team-high seven double-doubles).
In his first eight NBA seasons, Carroll recorded a total of eight double-doubles (and no more than three in a
Spencer Dinwiddie recorded a career-high 13 assists (with no turnovers), nine points and two steals in 35 minutes.
His 13 assists tonight were the most assists in a game for a Net without recording a turnover since Jason
Kidd handed out 15 assists with no turnovers on 1/8/06 at Toronto.
Dinwiddie has now recorded six games with double-digit assists this season. He previously handed out 10+
assists once in his first three NBA seasons combined.
Caris LeVert scored 13 points off the bench tonight with two boards and two assists in 22 minutes.
Tonightís game marked the 100th game of LeVertís career.
Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie, on the Spursí defense and more: ďFor the past three games Iíve been broke so you know Washington and, well I mean obviously the Knicks
game got out of hand, but Washington and the Spurs game obviously I left too many points on the board
for us to get those wins. For us to be a good team I canít play in that fashion. I have to make more shots. Is
it something that people are doing? Not really. I just missed. I mean quite frankly itís not like I really feel
like anybody can stop me. I just gotta make shots. I have to be better for our team to get wins. I canít be
out there shooting Ė I donít know whatever it is 20-something percent. Especially in those close games it
hurts because one shot here or there swings things and me leaving three, four, five shots on the board, it
hurts so I have to apologize to my teammates on that.Ē