Video: Spencer Dinwiddie’s absolutely terrible miss to try and win the game
Spencer Dinwiddie’s impressive play this season has been a welcome sight for the Brooklyn Nets, who have given him the opportunity to play a huge role as D’Angelo Russell continues to recover from an injury.
Dinwiddie was recently rewarded by the Nets after his contract became guaranteed for the remainder of the season. He is currently averaging 13.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 6.4 assists in 27.6 minutes per game.
On Monday, the 24-year-old Colorado product had another stellar performance, scoring a career-high 31 points, to go along with five rebounds and eight assists against the visiting Toronto Raptors. He even had a chance to win the game for the Nets when he drove to the basket with less than five seconds to go in overtime and his team down by only one.
However, Dinwiddie failed miserably on his layup attempt as the ball only hit the top of the backboard.
While it can be argued that there was some contact, Dinwiddie did not dwell on it and he even said during his post-game interview that he and his teammates should just focus on getting better in other aspects of the game instead.
“We just got to do better holding on to the ball…we just got to be better as a unit.”
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) January 9, 2018
With the Nets being a young and rebuilding team, this tough loss can be charged to experience and it should only make Dinwiddie and company better. If they don’t allow the same mistakes to happen again, it would definitely help them prepare for more success in the future as their young core matures together.