NEW YORK (AP) Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 25 points hours after D'Angelo Russell had knee surgery, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Utah Jazz 118-107 on Friday night.
Allen Crabbe had 18 points and DeMarre Carroll added 17 for the Nets, who snapped a two-game losing streak.
The starting point guard role now belongs to Dinwiddie after Russell was hurt during Brooklyn's recent road trip. He had successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday with no timetable for a return.
Raul Neto scored 22 points and Rodney Hood had 17 points for the Jazz.
Utah cut the deficit to 89-80 entering the fourth quarter, but couldn't draw closer.
Brooklyn took a 73-51 lead in the third quarter. The 22-point lead was the largest for Brooklyn at any point this season.
Dinwiddie led Brooklyn with 13 points at the half as the Nets took a 65-49 lead into the locker room. Brooklyn's 65 points marked the team's highest-scoring first half of the season. Rookie Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 10 points at the half.
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