NBA Game Recap - Charlotte at Brooklyn
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:30 PM EST

SA
132
WAS
138
F
NY
104
PHI
109
F
ORL
97
TOR
113
F
CHA
91
BKN
101
F
CLE
100
MIA
124
F
GS
94
DAL
142
F
MIL
135
ATL
127
F
UTA
103
MIN
95
F
DET
89
CHI
109
F
HOU
95
DEN
105
F
BOS
104
LAC
107
F(OT)

Nov 20, 2019, 7:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Charlotte (6-9)

26

25

22

18

91

Brooklyn (6-8)

26

30

26

19

101

Allen leads Nets to 101-91 victory over Hornets
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:40 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Without Kyrie Irving for the third straight game due to an injured right shoulder, the Brooklyn Nets used a trio of players to pick up the slack.

Jarrett Allen led the way with 22 points and a season-high 17 rebounds, and the Nets beat the Charlotte Hornets 101-91 on Wednesday night.

"I just thought (Allen) was huge," Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. "They went small, they put Marvin (Williams) at the 5. We said we'll stick with JA, and I thought he did two great things. He guarded when we switched, he guarded their smalls, and then he punished them on the other end with his offensive rebounding."

Taurean Prince and Spencer Dinwiddie added 20 points apiece for Brooklyn. It marked the first time the Nets had three players score 20 or more points in a game.

Terry Rozier had 18 points and Devonte' Graham added 17 for Charlotte, which lost its second straight game.

Charlotte held the Nets to two points through the first five minutes of the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 84-81.

"We're struggling to score the ball," Atkinson said. "We're going to have to go to the drawing board and find some solutions there. It's tough to defend when you're not putting it in the hole. We have to get back to getting to the free throw line. I feel like we've slipped there. We're hanging out hat on our defense right now."

Prince agreed.

"I think our offense was sparked by the defense tonight," Prince said. "I think we kept the lead when we needed to and it raised our level of intensity on the defensive end when we needed it to as well."

The Nets regrouped from their offensive slump to start the quarter by holding the Hornets to five points over the next five minutes. Prince's driving layup gave the Nets a 95-86 lead with 3:28 remaining during that span and they never looked back.

"I think they did a good job with their switching. I think their switching really slowed us down a little bit," Charlotte's Marvin Williams said. "We got a little stagnant out there. We just have to continue to move the ball and move bodies to combat some of that switching. So, give those guys a lot of credit. They played well tonight."

Brooklyn held the Hornets to 73 points, the fewest the Nets have allowed through three quarters this season, to take a nine-point lead into the fourth quarter. Allen led the Nets with 11 points in the third.

The Nets took a 56-51 lead into the locker room at the half as Prince and DeAndre Jordan led all scorers with 12 points apiece

Both teams scored 26 apiece in the first quarter as Prince led the Nets with nine points and Bismack Biyombo scored eight for Charlotte.

TIP-INS

Hornets: Coach James Borrego credited Graham's strong start to studying Kemba Walker and Tony Parker last season. ... Charlotte shot 37%.

Nets: Atkinson on Irving's injury status: "I don't think it's a long-term thing. I wouldn't say we're being overcautious. . Do I think it's a long-term thing? No. I don't think he can play through it right now quite honestly. That's where we are. We'll see where that goes." . Caris LeVert (right thumb surgery) is also out for Brooklyn.

CENTERS OF ATTENTION

Allen's 22 points equaled the highest total he and Jordan had combined for in a game this season. They totaled 36 on Wednesday, with Jordan making all five shots in his 14-point outing.

UP NEXT

Hornets: Visit Washington on Friday night.

Nets: Host Sacramento on Friday night.

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Leaders

Charlotte PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Rozier 18 -16 2 6 0 0
D. Graham 17 -6 6 3 0 0
Brooklyn PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Allen 22 10 0 17 2 0
S. Dinwiddie 20 17 8 4 2 0

Team Comparison

CHA BKN
Points For 91 101
Field Goals 30/81-37% 36/90-40%
Three Pointers 11/33-33% 10/39-26%
Free Throws 20/26-77% 19/23-83%
Offensive Rebounds 8 13
Defensive Rebounds 33 40
Rebounds 50 65
Blocks 3 1
Steals 8 11
Turnovers 16 15
Points Scored Off Turnovers 18 16
Points in the Paint 36 46
Fast Break Points 8 9
Personal Fouls 23 21
Technical Fouls 0 0
Flagrant Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - BKN Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 20 CHA 91 @ BKN 101 M. Williams 2 G. Temple 4

Game Information

Stadium: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Attendance: 14,011
Game Time: 2:13