NEW YORK (AP) – Spencer Dinwiddie scored 23 points and Joe Harris added 22 in the Brooklyn Nets’ 116-97 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
Garrett Temple finished with 18 points, Jared Allen had 11 points and nine rebounds, and DeAndre Jordan added 10 rebounds.
Harrison Barnes led the Kings with 18 points. Buddy Hield had 16, Justin James 14, Nemanja Bjelica 13 and Richaun Holmes 12.
Temple’s 3-pointer opened the scoring and Brooklyn never trailed in the game.
Leading 26-23 after the first quarter, the Nets began the second on a 17-8 run to open a 12-point lead at 43-31.
The Kings, with Hield scoring 14 first-half points, pulled within seven at halftime, 56-49.
Temple’s 3-pointer capped a 10-2 run and gave the Nets a 15-point lead, 66-51.
The Kings were able to get back within 10 points at 72-62, but Dzanan Musa’s two free throws with 39 seconds left gave the Nets a 16-point lead after three quarters. Jordan’s dunk midway through the fourth made it a 22-point advantage at 104-82.
Kings: Since relocating to Sacramento prior to the 1985-86 season, the Kings trail the Nets 31-35. However, the franchise as a whole (including its time in Kansas City) leads the overall series 49-41. … After dropping their first five games this season, the Kings have posted three two-game winning streak followed by a loss.
Nets: Brooklyn has beaten the Kings in the teams’ last three meetings, matching their longest winning streak vs. Sacramento. … The Nets are a perfect 4-0 on Fridays this season. … The last time these teams met, March 19, 2019, Brooklyn erased a 28-point deficit to win 123-121, the largest comeback victory in franchise history.
THEN THERE WERE TWO
Only two players on each team have managed to stay in the starting lineup the entire season. Taurean Prince and Harris have started all of the Nets’ 15 games, while just Hield and Barnes have been out on the floor for the opening tip in each of the Kings’ 14 games.
The Kings’ visit to Brooklyn was the first of four straight road games against East Coast teams. Sacramento now heads to Washington (Sunday), Boston (Monday) and Philadelphia (Wednesday) before returning home to host Denver on Nov. 30.
Kings: At Washington on Sunday.
Nets: At New York on Sunday.
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