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Spencer Dinwiddie sets Nets franchise record for most 20-point games by a reserve in a season

Spencer Dinwiddie, Nets

After scoring 28 points on Wednesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets backup point guard Spencer Dinwiddie made franchise history.

Dinwiddie has scored at least 20 bench points 14 times this season, setting a new Brooklyn record for most such games by a reserve in a single season, according to Justin Kubatko of Statmuse.

The Nets are on pace to make the playoffs for the first time since 2015. Spencer Dinwiddie is a big reason why the club is playing good basketball this season.

In 53 games this season for Brooklyn, Dinwiddie is averaging 17.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists per contest. The 25-year-old California native is shooting 46.0 percent from the field, 35.8 percent beyond the arc, and 79.3 percent from the free throw line.

Dinwiddie and starter D’Angelo Russell form an elite backcourt duo for the Nets. Russell became an All-Star for the first time in his career this season. It’s pretty scary when Russell comes out of the game that opposing teams still have to deal with Dinwiddie. The Nets have assembled formidable depth in their backcourt.

Brooklyn values Spencer Dinwiddie, so much so that the organization didn’t want to take the chance of the guard hitting free agency this summer. The Nets signed Dinwiddie to a three-year, $34 million extension back in December.