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Jarrett Allen hilariously reveals secret sauce after breakout performance

Jarrett Allen, Nets

Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen had a tremendous showing Tuesday night against the Utah Jazz, and he joked a change in pasta sauce resulted in his big game.

Allen, who finished the game with 19 points and 18 rebounds, said after the game he made a slight alteration in his pregame meal, one he believes made all the difference:

“Before the games, I’m normally a pesto on my pasta type of guy, but today, I went with alfredo sauce, so I really think that was the thing that turned my game on tonight,” Nets big Jarrett Allen said, via Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.

“The ‘Fro” was everywhere on Tuesday. He went 8-for-9 from the field, and could have put up even better scoring numbers if not for an underwhelming 3-for-7 performance at the free-throw line.

Allen gave the Nets second opportunities with five offensive rebounds, and also racked up three steals and two blocks on the other end of the floor. It was the kind of all-around performance a struggling Nets team desperately needed.

The former Texas product has had an interesting year thus far. Allen is getting the majority of the minutes in the middle, but most of those minutes have come with the second unit. DeAndre Jordan has been the starting center, partially because of his chemistry with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

But Allen got the start on Tuesday, and more than made the most of it. Whether he has done enough to convince Steve Nash he deserves to play heavier minutes with the first unit remains to be seen.

Perhaps more alfredo sauce will help matters.