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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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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:42   Joe Harris missed driving layup, blocked by Damian Jones  
11:42   Offensive rebound by Jarrett Allen  
11:42   Personal foul on Jabari Parker  
11:35 +2 Jarrett Allen made floating jump shot, assist by Joe Harris 2-0
11:17 +3 Cam Reddish made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trae Young 2-3
11:03   Spencer Dinwiddie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:00   Defensive rebound by Damian Jones  
10:53 +2 Trae Young made floating jump shot 2-5
10:41   Traveling violation turnover on Jarrett Allen  
10:31   Trae Young missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:27   Defensive rebound by Taurean Waller-Prince  
10:14   Jarrett Allen missed alley-oop shot  
10:11   Defensive rebound by Damian Jones  
10:04 +2 Cam Reddish made driving layup, assist by Trae Young 2-7
9:38   Garrett Temple missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:36   ATL team rebound  
9:27   Jabari Parker missed layup  
9:23   Offensive rebound by DeAndre' Bembry  
9:21 +2 Damian Jones made dunk, assist by DeAndre' Bembry 2-9
9:06 +2 Spencer Dinwiddie made driving layup 4-9
8:53 +2 Damian Jones made alley-oop shot, assist by Trae Young 4-11
8:35   Taurean Waller-Prince missed reverse layup  
8:31   Offensive rebound by Jarrett Allen  
8:30 +3 Taurean Waller-Prince made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jarrett Allen 7-11
8:18   Personal foul on Garrett Temple  
8:13 +2 Jabari Parker made driving layup 7-13
8:13   Violation  
7:58   Spencer Dinwiddie missed jump shot  
7:58   BKN team rebound  
7:58   Traveling violation turnover on Spencer Dinwiddie  
7:47   Trae Young missed floating jump shot  
7:44   Defensive rebound by Spencer Dinwiddie  
7:32   Taurean Waller-Prince missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:29   Defensive rebound by Jabari Parker  
7:17 +2 Damian Jones made dunk, assist by DeAndre' Bembry 7-15
7:09   Shooting foul on Damian Jones  
7:09 +1 Spencer Dinwiddie made 1st of 2 free throws 8-15
7:09 +1 Spencer Dinwiddie made 2nd of 2 free throws 9-15
6:59   Trae Young missed floating jump shot  
6:55   Defensive rebound by Taurean Waller-Prince  
6:53 +2 Spencer Dinwiddie made reverse layup, assist by Taurean Waller-Prince 11-15
6:53   Violation  
6:37 +2 Jabari Parker made layup, assist by DeAndre' Bembry 11-17
6:27   Joe Harris missed driving layup, blocked by DeAndre' Bembry  
6:17   Offensive rebound by Jarrett Allen  
6:17 +2 Jarrett Allen made dunk 13-17
5:59   Bad pass turnover on Trae Young, stolen by Spencer Dinwiddie  
5:41   Spencer Dinwiddie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:35   Defensive rebound by Cam Reddish  
5:27   Shooting foul on Dzanan Musa  
5:27 +1 Damian Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 13-18
5:27   Damian Jones missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:25   Defensive rebound by Taurean Waller-Prince  
5:14   Taurean Waller-Prince missed driving layup  
5:11   Offensive rebound by Jarrett Allen  
5:10 +2 Jarrett Allen made dunk 15-18
4:53 +2 Damian Jones made hook shot, assist by Evan Turner 15-20
4:35 +2 Taurean Waller-Prince made jump shot 17-20
4:20   Trae Young missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:12   Out of bounds turnover on Spencer Dinwiddie  
3:33   Dzanan Musa missed driving layup, blocked by Vince Carter  
3:51 +2 Vince Carter made turnaround jump shot 17-22
3:33   BKN team rebound  
3:14 +2 Alex Len made layup, assist by Evan Turner 17-24
3:20   Bad pass turnover on Theo Pinson, stolen by Kevin Huerter  
3:14 +2 Alex Len made layup, assist by Evan Turner 17-24
2:54 +3 Garrett Temple made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by David Nwaba 20-24
2:37   Tyrone Wallace missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:35   Defensive rebound by Iman Shumpert  
2:32   Garrett Temple missed layup  
2:30   Offensive rebound by Garrett Temple  
2:26   ATL team rebound  
2:08   Tyrone Wallace missed jump shot  
2:05   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
2:01   Personal foul on Kevin Huerter  
1:53   Garrett Temple missed driving layup, blocked by Alex Len  
1:50   Defensive rebound by Kevin Huerter  
1:40   Evan Turner missed driving layup  
1:38   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
1:34   Theo Pinson missed layup  
1:31   Defensive rebound by Alex Len  
1:22   Evan Turner missed jump shot  
1:19   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
1:09   Personal foul on Tyrone Wallace  
1:01   Bad pass turnover on DeAndre Jordan, stolen by Tyrone Wallace  
0:46   Out of bounds turnover on Tyrone Wallace  
0:32   Garrett Temple missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:30   Defensive rebound by Alex Len  
0:13 +2 Alex Len made jump shot 20-26
0:02 +2 Garrett Temple made jump shot 22-26

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:45   DeAndre' Bembry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:41   Defensive rebound by Iman Shumpert  
11:34   Iman Shumpert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:31   Defensive rebound by DeAndre' Bembry  
11:24   Brandon Goodwin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:20   Offensive rebound by DeAndre' Bembry  
11:18   Out of bounds turnover on DeAndre' Bembry  
10:58 +2 Theo Pinson made driving layup 24-26
10:41   Cam Reddish missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:37   Defensive rebound by David Nwaba  
10:34 +2 David Nwaba made layup 26-26
10:21   DeAndre' Bembry missed driving layup  
10:18   Defensive rebound by Iman Shumpert  
10:16   Out of bounds turnover on David Nwaba  
10:09   Offensive foul on Brandon Goodwin  
10:09   Turnover on Brandon Goodwin  
9:53 +2 Garrett Temple made driving layup, assist by Taurean Waller-Prince 28-26
9:32   DeAndre' Bembry missed floating jump shot  
9:29   Defensive rebound by Iman Shumpert  
9:23 +2 Theo Pinson made driving layup 30-26
9:07   Jabari Parker missed jump shot  
9:04   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
9:01   Offensive foul on DeAndre Jordan  
9:01   Turnover on DeAndre Jordan  
8:53 +2 Trae Young made floating jump shot 30-28
8:33 +3 Garrett Temple made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Theo Pinson 33-28
8:20 +2 Trae Young made floating jump shot 33-30
7:54   Theo Pinson missed driving layup, blocked by Cam Reddish  
7:54   Offensive rebound by Theo Pinson  
7:54 +3 Taurean Waller-Prince made 3-pt. jump shot 36-30
7:47   Trae Young missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:47   Offensive rebound by Cam Reddish  
7:40 +3 Cam Reddish made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trae Young 36-33
7:21   Iman Shumpert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:17   Offensive rebound by Iman Shumpert  
7:15   Taurean Waller-Prince missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:11   Offensive rebound by Iman Shumpert  
7:08 +3 Taurean Waller-Prince made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by DeAndre Jordan 39-33
6:51   DeAndre' Bembry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:50   Offensive rebound by Damian Jones  
6:50 +2 Damian Jones made dunk 39-35
6:50   Shooting foul on Theo Pinson  
6:50   Damian Jones missed free throw  
6:47   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
6:33   Taurean Waller-Prince missed jump shot  
6:30   Defensive rebound by Damian Jones  
6:21   Cam Reddish missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:17   Defensive rebound by Taurean Waller-Prince  
6:07   Personal foul on Damian Jones  
6:01   Spencer Dinwiddie missed driving layup  
6:00   Defensive rebound by Cam Reddish  
5:55   Traveling violation turnover on Damian Jones  
5:35 +2 Taurean Waller-Prince made jump shot 41-35
5:30   Out of bounds turnover on Trae Young  
5:20   Garrett Temple missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:15   Offensive rebound by Spencer Dinwiddie  
5:07   Spencer Dinwiddie missed driving layup  
5:04   Defensive rebound by Cam Reddish  
4:59   Personal foul on Spencer Dinwiddie  
4:50   Cam Reddish missed jump shot  
4:47   Defensive rebound by Jarrett Allen  
4:36 +2 Taurean Waller-Prince made driving layup 43-35
4:18 +2 Damian Jones made layup, assist by Kevin Huerter 43-37
4:06   Spencer Dinwiddie missed driving layup  
4:05   Offensive rebound by Jarrett Allen  
4:05   Jarrett Allen missed dunk  
4:03   Offensive rebound by Jarrett Allen  
4:03   Jarrett Allen missed dunk  
4:03   Offensive rebound by Taurean Waller-Prince  
4:03   Taurean Waller-Prince missed dunk, blocked by Evan Turner  
4:03   BKN team rebound  
4:03   Joe Harris missed dunk, blocked by Evan Turner  
3:50   David Nwaba missed driving layup  
3:47   Offensive rebound by David Nwaba  
3:47   David Nwaba missed dunk, blocked by Kevin Huerter  
3:47   Defensive rebound by Evan Turner  
3:34 +3 Trae Young made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Alex Len 43-40
3:22 +2 Dzanan Musa made layup, assist by Spencer Dinwiddie 45-40
3:08   Offensive foul on Trae Young  
3:08   Turnover on Trae Young  
2:54   Spencer Dinwiddie missed driving layup  
2:49   Defensive rebound by Trae Young  
2:49   Trae Young missed driving layup, blocked by David Nwaba  
2:49   ATL team rebound  
2:41   Kevin Huerter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:39   BKN team rebound  
2:28   Dzanan Musa missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:24   Defensive rebound by Jabari Parker  
2:18   Alex Len missed dunk  
2:16   Defensive rebound by Spencer Dinwiddie  
2:18   Bad pass turnover on Spencer Dinwiddie, stolen by Alex Len  
2:01 +3 Trae Young made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Evan Turner 45-43
1:43 +3 David Nwaba made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dzanan Musa 48-43
1:18   Bad pass turnover on Trae Young, stolen by Jarrett Allen  
1:09 +3 Joe Harris made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dzanan Musa 51-43
1:09 +3 Joe Harris made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dzanan Musa 51-43
0:52 +2 Alex Len made dunk, assist by Trae Young 51-45
0:34   Shooting foul on Alex Len  
0:34 +1 Dzanan Musa made 1st of 3 free throws 52-45
0:34 +1 Dzanan Musa made 2nd of 3 free throws 53-45
0:34 +1 Dzanan Musa made 3rd of 3 free throws 54-45
0:27 +2 Jabari Parker made layup, assist by Alex Len 54-47
0:04   Spencer Dinwiddie missed floating jump shot  
0:01   Offensive rebound by Spencer Dinwiddie  
0:00   Joe Harris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   BKN team rebound  
0:00   Personal foul on Alex Len  
0:00 +1 Jarrett Allen made 1st of 2 free throws 55-47
0:00 +1 Jarrett Allen made 2nd of 2 free throws 56-47

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:43 +2 Trae Young made floating jump shot 56-49
11:31   Joe Harris missed driving layup  
11:28   Offensive rebound by Joe Harris  
11:27 +2 Joe Harris made dunk 58-49
11:13   Cam Reddish missed floating jump shot  
11:09   Defensive rebound by Spencer Dinwiddie  
10:58   Joe Harris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:55   Defensive rebound by Trae Young  
10:46