Nets ride Dinwiddie to third straight win
Edge Sixers behind reserve guard’s career-best 39-Point effort
Spencer Dinwiddie channeled his inner Steph Curry Wednesday night in Philadelphia, spearheading the resurgent Brooklyn Nets to their season high-tying third straight win.
“I just started feeling like Steph,” Dinwiddie revealed moments after lighting up the 76ers for a career-high 39 points during a 127-124 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 20,376 at the Wells Fargo Center.
Dinwiddie, the winner of last year’s NBA All-Star Skills Competition and nominee for the league’s Most Improved Player award, tickled the twine from virtually every angle and distance while going 11-of-18 from the floor, 4-of-6 from 3-point range and 13-of-14 at the free-throw line.
While he still has quite a way to go to match Curry, a two-time MVP and arguably the best shooter in the modern history of the game, Dinwiddie continued to make the four-year, $47.5 million contract extension he became eligible for last week seem more attractive to general manager Sean Marks.