Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie on Loss to Knicks: 'Let's Go with Too Much Eggnog'

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistDecember 27, 2019

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) dribbles the ball against the Atlanta Hawks during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is chalking up his team's woeful performance in Thursday's 94-82 loss to the New York Knicks to a Christmas hangover. 

Per ESPN's Malika Andrews, Dinwiddie was asked what happened to the offense against the second-worst team in the Eastern Conference. 

"Let's go with too much eggnog," he said. "I don't know what else to tell you."

In a season that's been full of ups and downs for the Nets thus far, their loss to the Knicks might be their lowest point. 

The Nets' 82 points were their fewest in a game since Jan. 10, 2018, when the Detroit Pistons beat them 114-80. 

Per ESPN's Law Murray, Brooklyn's three-point percentage of 26.0 (13-of-50) was tied for third-lowest in NBA history by a team with at least 50 attempts in a game. Its 26.9 field-goal percentage was the worst by any team since January 2012. 

Of the Nets' 21 made field goals, only eight were from two-point range. Dinwiddie, Wilson Chandler and DeAndre Jordan were the only players to make more than one two-point shot. 

Julius Randle and Marcus Morris Sr. combined to outscore Brooklyn's entire starting five by themselves (55-47). 

There is good news for the Nets, despite their poor showing against the Knicks. Caris LeVert took part in full-contact practice on Tuesday and Thursday morning for the first time since having thumb surgery on Nov. 14.