Plumlee knocked down seven of 10 shots from the field, adding four rebounds.
Plumlee also had a pair of blocked shots in the loss.
The Nets next play at the Mavericks on Saturday.
Plumlee hadn't delivered a double-double since Jan. 16 before coming through Tuesday. He also scored in double digits for the second straight game after going four straight without reaching 10 points. However, the team wasn't able to catch up after falling into a 22-point deficit.
"We fought back and gave ourselves a chance," Plumlee said of cutting the lead to seven, per the Associated Press. "But we don't have the firepower to get behind 20 points and come back."
Plumlee matched a season high with three steals in the loss while kicking in one assist in 32 minutes. The Nets bring a three-game losing streak into the All-Star break.
The 20 first- and second-year participants for the Rising Stars Challenge held on Feb. 13 during All-Star Weekend have been announced.
The U.S. team will be represented by
The world team will be represented by Jazz guard
Four players have committed to appearing in the NBA dunk contest during All-Star Weekend, according to Yahoo Sports.
Antetokounmpo and Oladipo were both drafted in 2013, and have already emerged as strong prospects. Antetokounmpo has averaged 11.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. He's known as the "Greek Freak" due to his impresseive wingspan.
Oladipo has averaged 16.3 points per game during his sophomore season. LaVine is just 19-years-old, and is known for his vertical leap.
Plumlee is the only player involved with contest experience. He finished second in the McDonald's High School All-American game dunk contest.
Obviously, Lopez's value is going to depend on where he lands, though there isn't as much variance as you might think. He's been splitting time with
Plumlee would obviously be the big winner if Lopez is moved, and there's no reason for him to be unowned in any leagues at this point. Plumlee has been unaffected by Lopez's return to the lineup, as he is still averaging 14.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.2 blocks per game since Lopez's return. I'm not sure how much more room he has to grow, but Plumlee looks like a solid, borderline top-10 Fantasy center for the rest of the way; if you're in one of the six percent of CBSSports.com leagues where he is still available, grab him before it's too late.
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