After showing what they can do in preseason, will Nets guards compete?
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The Nets three young guards had good games Friday night at the Garden, admittedly against a Knick corps that leaves a lot to be desired.

Still, 22-year-old D’Angelo Russell finished with 18 points, eight assists, four rebounds and only one turnover. He shot an efficient 6-of-12, including 2-of-5 from deep.

Playing next to him, 24-year-old Caris LeVert hit 4-of-6 three-pointers, 5-of-14 overall, adding 14 points, four assists and three rebound to the Nets mix. He finished with three turnovers, giving him 17 for preseason.

Backing up the two of them quite efficiently, 25-year-old Spencer Dinwiddie had a team-high 19 points, shooting 6-of-11, including 2-of-5 from downtown, to go along with five rebounds, three assists and again only one turnover.

Moreover, the offense they directed scored 113 points, hitting 50.6 percent of its shots overall, including 40.5 percent from deep. EIGHT Nets finished in double figures.

“We’ve got multiple guys capable of doing that. The ball just happened to find its way to me,” Russell said of his big fourth quarter when he rescued the Nets from a Knick surge. “Everybody had that feel, that bounce in their step. It was easy for me to find guys because guys ran the offense. We ran the offense really good, so guys were...



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