Spencer Dinwiddie wasn’t rewarded by refs for attacking rim
OKLAHOMA CITY — Spencer Dinwiddie had his third consecutive double-double Tuesday evening, with 16 factors, 11 assists and 6 rebounds within the Nets’ 121-107 loss to the Thunder.
He attacked the rim as standard, however coach Jacque Vaughn stated his level guard wasn’t rewarded for his work.
Dinwiddie, who has every now and then been open in regards to the Nets not getting star calls now that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have been traded, went 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Vaughn stated it ought to’ve been extra.
“I believed he was aggressive at attending to the rim: I’m stunned that solely six free throw makes an attempt with the quantity of instances that he drove to the rim,” Vaughn stated.
“In order that piece of it we’re going to ask him to proceed to do it. And I believed he made the correct performs. Six free throws, I believed it ought to’ve been 16 free throws.”
Nic Claxton (12 factors, 12 rebounds) notched his team-best twenty third double-double of the season, after having simply 5 in his first three NBA seasons mixed.
Along with scoring a team-high 34 factors, Mikal Bridges tied his profession excessive with 4 blocks.
He was additionally 9-for-11 from the free-throw line, with the makes an attempt a career-high.
Bridges had his seventh 30-point effort in 14 video games as a Internet, after breaking the 30-point mark simply twice in 365 video games with Phoenix.
Nerlens Noel’s 10-day contract with the Nets expires Wednesday, and as of Tuesday evening, the veteran heart stated he hadn’t heard from administration about signing a second one.
“No, no. I’m unsure but,” Noel advised The Publish earlier than he spent the complete loss to the Thunder on the bench. “We’ll need to see now.”
Ben Simmons is injured and former first-round choose Day’Ron Sharpe seemingly is out of the rotation, so normal supervisor Sean Marks opted to present Noel a attempt.
And, till Tuesday, Vaughn had actually given the 28-year-old each alternative to make an impression as a backup to Claxton.
“Yeah it’s attention-grabbing as I used to be speaking to one of many coaches, and typically you get a 10-day and that man doesn’t play,” Vaughn stated earlier than the sport. “And [Noel] has had ample taking part in time: Two video games of over 18 minutes, after which the opposite evening in a significant recreation versus Denver to have the ability to spell Nic. “So had an opportunity to get a take a look at him. I feel what he’s carried out is [taken] costs, blocks on the rim, the flexibility to have exercise when utilizing his velocity and quickness. So these are these issues we’ve seen from Nerlens, for positive.”
Noel had three factors and 9 rebounds on 1-for-6 taking pictures in 43 minutes heading into Tuesday.
His agent, George Langberg, didn’t reply to messages from The Publish.