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Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards 12/14/18 Postgame Notes and Observations

Another day, another Nets win. Brooklyn has now won four on the trot thanks to their victory over the Wizards. Spencer Dinwiddie continued his hot form as did rookie Rodions Kurucs who earned his first start for the team. Here’s how it all went down.

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1st Quarter:


  • How poetic that Kurucs gets the first bucket with his first start for the team
  • Followed up a wide open Russell three
  • Kurucs gets the offensive board and put back, god this kid is good

  • Nice little oop from RHJ to Allen

  • This lineup has really good energy and chemistry early on
  • Spencer splits the defense and attacks the rack for his first bucket

  • Washington on a 10-2 run to reclaim the lead
  • Ed Davis literally took on four Wizards to make the bucket down low
  • Brooklyn’s defines has left a lot to be desired, allowing Washington to shoot 59% from the field and establish a 4-point lead at the first break


2nd Quarter:


  • The Carroll mid ranger cuts the lead back to 2
  • Nets start the quarter with a 7-0 run to take bake the lead
  • Dinwiddie earns the and one after drawing contact from two defenders, great strength to finish the play
  • Jared Dudley’s 3-point shot is on tonight
  • Jared Dudley without the headband looks like a completely different person
  • Solid outlet pass allows Davis to get to the line for two
  • The fact the Wizards continue to allow open threes is bewildering
  • The Joe Harris floater extends the lead to 8, matching the Nets largest for the night
  • When Hollis-Jefferson is posting closer to the basket he’s so much dangerous than when he’s doing so from around the mid range
  • You can almost bank on Spencer making the basket every time he drives, or if not, drawing the foul
  • Spencer’s step back three has a become a favourite shot of his

  • Nets finish the half with a 70-59 lead, Spencer Dinwiddie leading the way with 13 points off the bench


3rd Quarter:


  • Joe Harris isn’t just an elite 3 point shooter, he’s continued his efficiency driving to the rim
  • Awesome dish from Harris to Allen who finishes the dunk with some ferocity
  • Lead is cut to 6, 5 minutes into the third
  • Rodions has been one of the most important players tonight. He’s also a second round rookie.
  • Kurucs has a lethal first step
  • Allen has been dunking with some aggression tonight

  • Follows it up on the other end with the denial
  • The control Dinwiddie shows around the rim is a thing of beauty

  • Teams with weak interior defence are going to be punished by Spencer
  • Brooklyn finish the third with a 101-85 lead


4th Quarter:


  • Precise feed from Russell to Dudley increases his assist total to 9 for the night
  • Oh my what a finish from Rondae on the  driving layup

  • Washington on a mini run cutting the lead back to single digits
  • Kurucs responds with the bucket as he gets his 15th point 

  • Brooklyn with a season high 30 assists on the evening
  • Lead cut to 6 with the Beal three
  • Joe Harris gives the Nets a little breathing room with the three
  • Dinwiddie’s footwork in his driving is another thing to marvel at

  • Allen with the forceful block on the defensive end
  • Lovely offensive set finished with a corner three from Harris
  • Nets close it out for the 125-118 win.