Kyrie Irving wore a sports coat. He missed his eighth straight game. He missed his chance for revenge against his former fans.
Still, he could smile. Spencer Dinwiddie couldn’t miss much.
Less than 48 hours after leaving Boston with an 11-point loss — while leaving Irving upset at the avalanche of hate directed towards him — Dinwiddie helped the Nets salvage a home-and-home split with the Celtics by pouring in a season-high 32 points and 11 assists in Friday afternoon’s 112-107 win at Barclays Center.
Dinwiddie, who had averaged 23.4 points in the previous seven games Irving had been sidelined with a shoulder injury, bounced back from a 5-of-19 shooting effort in Boston — which ended a career-high six straight games with at least 20 points — and hit 6-of-8 3-pointers, while adding five rebounds, two steals and two blocks.