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Spencer Dinwiddie stays hot, Nets avenge Kyrie Irving with win over Celtics

Point guard has filled in admirably for Irving, who remained out with injury. We break down the fantasy basketball performances.

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie dribbles the ball against Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter during the first half at Barclays Center. Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets PG Kyrie Irving sounded off after chants in Wednesday night’s loss to the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. But on Friday, Spencer Dinwiddie sounded off with a huge performance as the Nets avenged Kyrie in a 112-107 win over the Celtics.

Dinwiddie finished with 32 points, 11 assists and five rebounds for 65.25 fantasy points. Kyrie was in attendance for the victory and exchanged pleasantries with his former teammates after the game. This was Dinwiddie’s fifth game with at least 40+ fantasy points on DraftKings in his past seven. In the noon Showdown contest, Dinwiddie was highly owned but came through, scoring 97.875 DKFPin the Captain’s Spot.

On the other side of the game, the Celtics had a very off game defensively, allowing the Nets to shoot 41.9% from three-point range. Dinwiddie was 10-of-19 from the floor and 6-of-8 from long range. Jayson Tatum led the way for Boston with 26 points, nine rebounds and four steals for 44.25 DKFP.

The opening point spread on DraftKings Sportsbook was +3 yesterday, so if you were able to get the Nets getting points at home, you cashed in nicely. The Nets are now 6-2 in the eight games that Kyrie has missed this season, begging the question: Do they really need the All-Star point guard? Of course they do. Don’t be silly ... Also, Irving has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. the Miami Heat, so that’ll be nine straight games.