Spencer Dinwiddie keeps coming through in the clutch for the Brooklyn Nets. Dinwiddie’s fadeaway jumper with 1.9 seconds remaining gave Brooklyn its fourth straight victory, 108-106 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.
Following a shot clock violation and the score tied 106-all, the Nets called timeout with 6.2 seconds left. Dinwiddie, after taking the inbounds pass from Joe Harris, dribbled around Cedi Osman to the right of the key and hit the tiebreaking shot from 18 feet. Dinwiddie improvised after taking the pass and was hoping center Jarrett Allen would bail him out if he missed.
Cleveland erased a 106-97 deficit with just over 2 minutes left and cut the lead to one on Clarkson’s 3-pointer. Collin Sexton tied the game with a free throw, but missed the second shot with 21 seconds to play.
Cleveland maintained possession, but Allen blocked Clarkson’s shot and the Cavaliers followed with their shot clock violation. Clarkson scored 23 points while Larry Nance Jr. had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Cleveland, which has lost seven of eight. Kevin Love missed his second straight game with a sore back.