NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks

Dec 4, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Cam Reddish (22) handles the ball in front of Brooklyn Nets guard David Nwaba (0) during the second half at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran Garrett Temple scored 27 points, one of four Brooklyn players to tally 20 or more, and the visiting Nets defeated the Atlanta Hawks 130-118 on Wednesday night.

Temple scored his season high on 10-for-16 shooting, and was 6-for-9 from the perimeter. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points and added six rebounds and five assists, former Atlanta player Taurean Prince scored 23 and Jarrett Allen added 20 points and 13 rebounds.

It was the sixth win in the last eight games for the Nets. Brooklyn has won six straight against Atlanta dating to March 8, 2017. The teams will meet three more times, the next encounter coming Dec. 21 at Brooklyn.

Atlanta was led by Trae Young with 39 points and 10 rebounds. Young shot 13-for-23 from the field and made five 3-pointers. Rookie Cam Reddish scored a career-high 25 points and center Damian Jones set a career high in scoring for the second straight game with 20.

The fourth quarter was a shootout, with Brooklyn outscoring Atlanta 39-36. Temple and Dinwiddie were able to thwart any potential Atlanta rally. Dinwiddie drove for a basket and Temple followed with a dunk to put the Nets up by 13 points with 5:50 to play. Atlanta never got any closer than 12 points.

Atlanta failed to win back-to-back games for the first time since opening the season with two wins.

The Hawks jumped out to a quick 9-2 lead and were ahead 26-22 after one quarter. But Brooklyn outscored Atlanta 19-9 to start the second quarter and led 56-47 at halftime.

Brooklyn's Kyrie Irving was unavailable again Wednesday from the right shoulder impingement that has now kept him out for 10 games. The Hawks were playing without first-round draft pick DeAndre Hunter, who suffered a dislocated right index finger on Monday against Golden State, and Allen Crabbe, who was out with right knee soreness.

Brooklyn next plays on Friday at the Charlotte Hornets. Atlanta is off until it plays at Charlotte on Sunday.

--Field Level Media

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