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Dinwiddie takes charge in closing seconds, Nets beat Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) Spencer Dinwiddie did everything he could to keep the Brooklyn Nets composed in the closing seconds.

''We've had a little bit of a losing streak and we had some heartbreaking losses followed up obviously by the very poor showing against Detroit,'' he said. ''To come out here and take Atlanta's best shot and still come away with the victory is big-time.''

Dinwiddie had 20 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, Jahlil Okafor added 17 points in a reserve role and the Nets beat the Hawks 110-105 on Friday night.

Dinwiddie made the go-ahead basket with 11 seconds left as the Nets snapped a three-game losing streak to move past an embarrassing 34-point home loss to Detroit two nights earlier.

Atlanta guard Dennis Schroder finished with a career-high 34 points, but after causing matchup problems all night with his ball-handling, he missed his last two layup attempts and committed a game-ending turnover with 5 seconds remaining.

Dinwiddie, who had just two points against the Pistons, was Brooklyn's spark, recovering from a rough stretch late in the fourth when he let Schroder glide past him for an acrobatic layup and then lost the ball out of bounds on the ensuing possession.

After Dewayne Dedmon's 3-pointer gave the Hawks their biggest lead at five, Dinwiddie immediately answered with a 3 with 2:20 left and then took charge at the end. He grabbed a defensive rebound and drew a foul on a fast-break layup with 11 seconds remaining.

Dinwiddie missed the free throw but battled for the rebound and got fouled again. This time he hit both free throws to make it 108-105.

''Like I said, if I don't turn it over as much and miss free throws and the easy end of layups, we ain't even in that position,'' Dinwiddie said. ''So it's really a credit to the team for picking me up.''

Schroder missed a layup and then was called for traveling on the same possession with 5.1 seconds remaining.

Okafor, in his fifth straight game and sixth overall for Brooklyn, went 6 for 8 from the field in 12 minutes. The Nets acquired Okafor, the No. 3 overall draft pick for Philadelphia in 2015, in a trade early last month.

''I had a lot of easy buckets because of my teammates just dropping the ball off to me and I was wide open,'' Okafor said.

The Hawks trailed by nine in the first and the second, but forced a tie both times. Brooklyn took its first double-digit lead in the third on Tyler Zeller's layup, but Atlanta went on an 11-0 run to take its first lead of the game, 67-66 on Tyler Dorsey's 3.

Brooklyn's DeMarre Carroll started and played 28 minutes after missing the last two games with a right knee sprain. He finished with 13 points. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 14 points and has scored in double figures in 12 of his last 13 games.

Kent Bazemore had 16 points for the NBA-worst Hawks, who have lost five of six.

''As a competitor, you go out there and give it your all for 48 minutes and come up short,'' Bazemore said. ''This is reminiscent of the Clippers game (Sunday).''

There were eight lead changes and six ties in the fourth quarter.

TIP-INS

Nets: Tied a season high with 29 assists. Caris LeVert had seven. Carroll and Hollis-Jefferson each had three.

Hawks: F Marco Belinelli, the team's fourth-leading scorer, has a sprained left ankle and missed his first game.

CLOSE TO KIN

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson, who spent four seasons on Atlanta's bench before getting hired in April 2016, knows everything about Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer's San Antonio system and vice versa.

''We're doing more Hawks stuff than the Hawks,'' Atkinson deadpanned before the game

UP NEXT

Nets: Visit Washington on Saturday.

Hawks: Host San Antonio on Monday.

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Key Players
R. Hollis-Jefferson
24 SF
D. Schroder
17 PG
32.0 Min. Per Game 32.0
19.7 Pts. Per Game 19.7
6.6 Ast. Per Game 6.6
3.0 Reb. Per Game 3.0
47.1 Field Goal % 44.5
47.2 Three Point % 44.2
79.8 Free Throw % 87.6
+ 2 Caris LeVert made dunk, assist by DeMarre Carroll 0:03
  Traveling violation turnover on Dennis Schroder 0:05
  Team rebound 0:05
  Dennis Schroder missed driving layup 0:05
+ 1 Spencer Dinwiddie made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:09
+ 1 Spencer Dinwiddie made 1st of 2 free throws 0:09
  Personal foul on Kent Bazemore 0:09
  Offensive rebound by Spencer Dinwiddie 0:09
  Spencer Dinwiddie missed free throw 0:11
  Shooting foul on Malcolm Delaney 0:11
+ 2 Spencer Dinwiddie made layup 0:11
Team Stats
Points 110 105
Field Goals 40-87 (46.0%) 37-80 (46.3%)
3-Pointers 13-34 (38.2%) 11-28 (39.3%)
Free Throws 17-26 (65.4%) 20-26 (76.9%)
Total Rebounds 50 55
Offensive 13 8
Defensive 30 38
Team 7 9
Assists 29 21
Steals 8 6
Blocks 1 3
Turnovers 14 18
Fouls 24 25
Technicals 0 0
20 PTS, 9 REB, 10 AST
34 PTS, 3 REB, 7 AST
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away team logo Nets 16-26 25282136110
home team logo Hawks 11-3125252431105
Team Stats
away team logoNets 16-26 105.8 PPG 45.6 RPG 22.3 APG
home team logoHawks 11-31 103.7 PPG 40.9 RPG 23.8 APG
Key Players
S. Dinwiddie PG 13.2 PPG 3.3 RPG 6.5 APG 39.0 FG%
D. Schroder PG 20.1 PPG 3.0 RPG 6.8 APG 44.2 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Dinwiddie PG 20 PTS 9 REB 10 AST
D. Schroder PG 34 PTS 3 REB 7 AST
46.0 FG% 46.3
38.2 3PT FG% 39.3
65.4 FT% 76.9
Nets
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Dinwiddie 29 20 9 10 1 0 3 3 6/15 3/9 5/7 1 8 47 +3
R. Hollis-Jefferson 29 14 6 3 1 0 3 2 6/14 0/1 2/5 2 4 24 +6
D. Carroll 27 13 4 3 4 0 3 2 5/9 3/7 0/2 1 3 24 +6
A. Crabbe 33 10 5 2 1 0 0 4 3/10 2/6 2/3 1 4 20 +14
T. Zeller 12 4 4 0 1 1 1 2 2/5 0/0 0/0 3 1 9 +8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Dinwiddie 29 20 9 10 1 0 3 3 6/15 3/9 5/7 1 8 47 +3
R. Hollis-Jefferson 29 14 6 3 1 0 3 2 6/14 0/1 2/5 2 4 24 +6
D. Carroll 27 13 4 3 4 0 3 2 5/9 3/7 0/2 1 3 24 +6
A. Crabbe 33 10 5 2 1 0 0 4 3/10 2/6 2/3 1 4 20 +14
T. Zeller 12 4 4 0 1 1 1 2 2/5 0/0 0/0 3 1 9 +8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Okafor 12 17 0 1 0 0 1 3 6/8 0/0 5/6 0 0 18 +3
J. Harris 23 10 3 2 0 0 0 2 4/6 2/2 0/0 2 1 17 -4
Q. Acy 26 9 7 0 0 0 1 3 3/6 3/6 0/0 1 6 15 +7
C. LeVert 21 7 2 7 0 0 2 3 3/9 0/2 1/1 1 1 21 +5
J. Allen 15 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 2/4 0/0 2/2 1 2 9 -16
N. Stauskas 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 2 -7
T. Mozgov - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Doyle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Russell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Whitehead - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wiley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 110 43 29 8 1 14 24 40/87 13/34 17/26 13 30 206 +25
Hawks
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Schroder 31 34 3 7 3 0 3 4 14/26 3/5 3/3 1 2 51 0
K. Bazemore 31 16 4 2 2 0 3 2 4/8 2/2 6/8 0 4 23 -7
M. Plumlee 18 8 5 2 0 0 2 0 3/4 0/0 2/4 1 4 15 -14
E. Ilyasova 27 6 5 1 0 0 1 3 2/6 0/3 2/2 0 5 12 -2
T. Waller-Prince 27 1 3 1 1 1 2 0 0/4 0/3 1/2 1 2 6 -8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Schroder 31 34 3 7 3 0 3 4 14/26 3/5 3/3 1 2 51 0
K. Bazemore 31 16 4 2 2 0 3 2 4/8 2/2 6/8 0 4 23 -7
M. Plumlee 18 8 5 2 0 0 2 0 3/4 0/0 2/4 1 4 15 -14
E. Ilyasova 27 6 5 1 0 0 1 3 2/6 0/3 2/2 0 5 12 -2
T. Waller-Prince 27 1 3 1 1 1 2 0 0/4 0/3 1/2 1 2 6 -8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Dedmon 22 11 9 1 0 1 0 6 5/11 1/4 0/0 2 7 23 +18
M. Delaney 26 9 2 5 0 0 3 4 2/6 1/3 4/4 0 2 18 -2
T. Dorsey 14 9 2 0 0 0 1 2 3/7 3/5 0/0 1 1 10 -7
J. Collins 14 5 10 0 0 1 3 3 2/4 0/1 1/1 2 8 13 +5
M. Muscala 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 1/1 0/0 1/2 0 3 6 -13
I. Taylor 12 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1/3 1/2 0/0 0 0 7 +5
M. Belinelli - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Babbitt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Cavanaugh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bembry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Brussino - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Magette - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 105 46 21 6 3 18 25 37/80 11/28 20/26 8 38 184 -25