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Temple, Dinwiddie pace Nets to easy win over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) On a team that's undergone a full roster rebuild and endured significant injuries, Garrett Temple knew the Brooklyn Nets would need extra time to mesh.

''We had so many new guys,'' Temple said. ''On this team, our defensive principles are a little different than around the NBA. We have a very unique game plan a lot of the times. We are doing a great job out there, and guys are buying in.''

Temple scored a season-high 27 points, Spencer Dinwiddie had 18 of his 24 in the second half and the Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 130-118 on Wednesday night.

Taurean Prince finished with 23 points against his former team and Jarrett Allen had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Nets, who were coming off a three-point home loss Sunday to Miami but have won six of eight despite not having injured stars Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Caris LeVert.

Trae Young had 39 points and 10 assists and rookie Cam Reddish scored a career-high 25 points for Atlanta. The Hawks have lost 11 of 12.

Reddish drove for a fast-break layup to cut the lead to eight with 8:49 remaining. But after a Nets timeout, Dinwiddie drove the left side for a basket that pushed the lead to 102-92, and Brooklyn wasn't threatened again.

Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce blamed his team's weak defense for the loss.

''We have to be into the ball a little bit more with pressure,'' Pierce said. ''We have to pressure their passers. It's whoever is on the court has to do a little bit better with regards to their responsibility.''

Joe Harris' no-look pass from the top of the key to Allen for a dunk completed a 13-5 run that gave Brooklyn a 117-101 lead with 4:38 left in the game.

The Nets took their first double-digit lead early in the third on Temple's 3. Dinwiddie went into attack mode, prioritizing drives to the lane that resulted in three baskets and two free throws that made it an 11-point lead. Harris scored inside to make it 80-67, and DeAndre Jordan pushed the lead back to 13 with a follow shot that caused a Hawks timeout.

Dinwiddie quickly added another inside basket for his 12th point of the third to make it 86-75.

Brooklyn matched his its previous high in offensive rebounds - 18 against Indiana on Oct. 30 - late in the third.

The Nets led 56-47 at halftime. They outrebounded Atlanta by 12 and outscored the Hawks 17-7 in second-chance points before intermission.

''Dominating on the glass - that's been a sticking point for us,'' Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said. ''We've talked a lot about rebounding the last couple of days, how much that's hurt us. Collectively, I thought we got on the boards. Even in the first half when we were missing shots, I thought we cleaned up a lot of misses and it was a difference in the game.''

TIP-INS

Nets: Irving missed his 10th straight game with a right shoulder impingement and did not make the two-game road trip to stay home and rehab. ... Brooklyn has won five straight in the series and four in a row in Atlanta. ... The Nets had 10 of their 26 assists in the fourth.

Hawks: F Kevin Huerter, returning after missing 11 games with a left rotator cuff strain, was on a 15-minute limit and was scoreless. ... F De'Andre Hunter, sidelined by a dislocated right index finger, missed his first game. DeAndre' Bembry started in his spot and had two points. ... G Allen Crabbe was out with right knee soreness.

LAST MAN STANDING

With the firing of New Jersey Devils coach John Hynes, Atkinson has the longest tenure of any coach or manager of a major pro sports team in the New York metropolitan area. This is the former Hawks assistant's fourth season.

''Coaching's a tough business,'' Atkinson said. ''I really don't know what to say. I don't know if it makes me proud or sad for the other guys but it's a tough business to survive in. Especially in New York.''

HE'S BACK

Prince received some warm applause after the Hawks showed a video tribute early in the first quarter to recognize his three seasons in Atlanta. The Nets acquired Prince in a June trade for Crabbe and a second-round pick. Prince starts at forward and is Brooklyn's fifth-leading scorer with a 13.0 average.

Prince had no trouble getting movitated.

''One hundred percent,'' he said. ''Especially being the team that traded me away.''

UP NEXT

Nets: At Charlotte on Friday and host Denver on Sunday.

Hawks: After three days off, at Charlotte on Sunday and at Miami on Tuesday.

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Key Players
S. Dinwiddie
8 PG
T. Young
11 PG
34.5 Min. Per Game 34.5
28.2 Pts. Per Game 28.2
8.3 Ast. Per Game 8.3
4.1 Reb. Per Game 4.1
42.4 Field Goal % 46.3
41.6 Three Point % 45.9
86.3 Free Throw % 85.3
+ 2 Alex Len made dunk 0:18
  Offensive rebound by Alex Len 0:18
  Trae Young missed floating jump shot 0:19
  Turnover on Garrett Temple 0:23
  Offensive foul on Garrett Temple 0:23
+ 3 Trae Young made 3-pt. jump shot 0:31
+ 3 Taurean Waller-Prince made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Garrett Temple 0:34
+ 2 Trae Young made floating jump shot 0:58
+ 2 Joe Harris made layup, assist by Spencer Dinwiddie 1:03
  Defensive rebound by Jarrett Allen 1:06
  DeAndre' Bembry missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:10
Team Stats
Points 130 118
Field Goals 50-100 (50.0%) 48-90 (53.3%)
3-Pointers 14-31 (45.2%) 9-26 (34.6%)
Free Throws 16-18 (88.9%) 13-21 (61.9%)
Total Rebounds 60 42
Offensive 18 9
Defensive 35 26
Team 7 7
Assists 26 24
Steals 8 8
Blocks 6 9
Turnovers 16 16
Fouls 20 19
Technicals 0 0
20 PTS, 13 REB, 2 AST
39 PTS, 3 REB, 10 AST
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away team logo Nets 11-10 22343539130
home team logo Hawks 5-17 26213536118
Team Stats
away team logo Nets 11-10 112.6 PPG 47.2 RPG 24.4 APG
home team logo Hawks 5-17 108.7 PPG 42 RPG 23.5 APG
Key Players
G. Temple SG 10.3 PPG 3.2 RPG 2.3 APG 41.5 FG%
T. Young PG 28.8 PPG 4.1 RPG 8.4 APG 46.2 FG%
Top Scorers
G. Temple SG 27 PTS 4 REB 3 AST
T. Young PG 39 PTS 3 REB 10 AST
50.0 FG% 53.3
45.2 3PT FG% 34.6
88.9 FT% 61.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
G. Temple 27 4 3 10/16 6/9 1/1 5 34 0 0 2 1 3 +6 35
S. Dinwiddie 24 6 5 10/22 0/4 4/6 4 34 2 0 7 2 4 +4 35
T. Waller-Prince 23 6 4 9/15 5/7 0/0 1 31 2 0 1 1 5 +9 38
J. Allen 20 13 2 8/11 0/0 4/4 3 28 2 3 1 7 6 +6 41
J. Harris 13 3 4 5/11 1/3 2/2 0 29 1 0 1 2 1 +6 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
G. Temple 27 4 3 10/16 6/9 1/1 5 34 0 0 2 1 3 +6 35
S. Dinwiddie 24 6 5 10/22 0/4 4/6 4 34 2 0 7 2 4 +4 35
T. Waller-Prince 23 6 4 9/15 5/7 0/0 1 31 2 0 1 1 5 +9 38
J. Allen 20 13 2 8/11 0/0 4/4 3 28 2 3 1 7 6 +6 41
J. Harris 13 3 4 5/11 1/3 2/2 0 29 1 0 1 2 1 +6 24
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Pinson 7 2 2 3/9 1/3 0/0 1 13 0 0 1 1 1 +8 12
D. Nwaba 5 3 1 2/5 1/1 0/0 2 16 1 2 1 1 2 +3 12
D. Musa 5 1 2 1/6 0/2 3/3 1 13 0 0 0 0 1 +6 10
D. Jordan 4 9 2 1/2 0/0 2/2 1 19 0 1 2 1 8 +6 16
I. Shumpert 2 6 1 1/3 0/2 0/0 2 18 0 0 0 2 4 +6 10
K. Durant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Irving - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. LeVert - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Ellenson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Luwawu-Cabarrot - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Claxton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Kurucs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 130 53 26 50/100 14/31 16/18 20 235 8 6 16 18 35 +60 233
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Young 39 3 10 13/23 5/9 8/10 1 37 1 0 6 1 2 +1 57
C. Reddish 25 6 0 10/17 4/7 1/2 0 36 3 1 0 2 4 -2 35
D. Jones 20 8 1 8/8 0/0 4/9 3 28 0 1 1 2 6 -8 30
J. Parker 10 3 0 5/9 0/1 0/0 3 29 0 0 3 0 3 -1 10
D. Bembry 2 4 4 1/9 0/5 0/0 4 33 0 2 1 2 2 -7 15
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Young 39 3 10 13/23 5/9 8/10 1 37 1 0 6 1 2 +1 57
C. Reddish 25 6 0 10/17 4/7 1/2 0 36 3 1 0 2 4 -2 35
D. Jones 20 8 1 8/8 0/0 4/9 3 28 0 1 1 2 6 -8 30
J. Parker 10 3 0 5/9 0/1 0/0 3 29 0 0 3 0 3 -1 10
D. Bembry 2 4 4 1/9 0/5 0/0 4 33 0 2 1 2 2 -7 15
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
A. Len 18 7 3 9/13 0/0 0/0 3 16 2 1 0 1 6 +4 34
E. Turner 2 3 4 1/4 0/0 0/0 1 20 0 2 3 1 2 -19 12
V. Carter 2 0 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 1 11 0 1 0 0 0 -11 3
T. Wallace 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 +1 0
B. Goodwin 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 -8 -1
K. Huerter 0 1 2 0/2 0/1 0/0 1 15 1 1 0 0 1 -2 7
B. Fernando 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -8 0
C. Parsons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Crabbe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hunter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 118 35 24 48/90 9/26 13/21 19 232 8 9 16 9 26 -60 202