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Watch Spencer Dinwiddie remain red-hot, drain game-winner for Nets

Brooklyn Nets v Cleveland Cavaliers

CLEVELAND, OHIO - NOVEMBER 25: Spencer Dinwiddie #8 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts to being called for a foul during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on November 25, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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Since Kyrie Irving went down, Spencer Dinwiddie has taken charge in Brooklyn. Coming into Monday night in Cleveland, Dinwiddie had averaged 25 points and 6.2 assists a game with a 60.9 true shooting percentage as a starter — and the Nets had gone 4-1.

Make that 5-1 because Dinwiddie hit the game-winner against the Cavaliers.

That gave Dinwiddie 23 points on the night (on 10-fo-24 shooting) and nine assists. It was a perfect nightcap to a day where he was named the NBA player of the Week for his performance since Irving went down.

With him at the helm, the Nets look more like the playoff team of a season ago. The offense has looked and flowed better, with the team making 36 more passes a game in those five games (coming in to Cleveland).

The challenge for Kenny Atkinson and the staff in Brooklyn ultimately is to get Irving and Dinwiddie on the court at the same time and on the same page. But that can wait until after Thanksgiving (Irving is out until then, at least, with his shoulder impingement).

For now, the Nets can just ride the Dinwiddie wave.