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Brooklyn moves to Summer League semi-finals, beating Detroit by 20

Jarrett Allen dominated the action Saturday night in the Summer League playoffs, going off for 30 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks as the Nets beat the Pistons 105-85. Brooklyn will now move on to the semi-finals Sunday.

The Nets and Pistons were both 4-1 after the Nets win but the Nets will play the winner of the MavericksTimberwolves game later Saturday night.

Allen wasn’t the only Net to impress at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Two previously underutilized Nets guards had big games. Isaia Cordinier, the French combo guard whose rights the Nets picked up in last year’s Jeremy Lin trade, finished with 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Ahmed Hill, the undrafted shooting guard out of Virginia Tech, had 10.

The 6’11” Nets center dominated underneath throughout the game, but got fired up in the second quarter when he was pushed underneath the basket. Dzanan Musa had to restrain Allen. Overall,he finished 11-of-15 from the floor, 8-of-10 from the line. The Pistons simply had no answer for Allen who was a popular attraction for fans post-game.

Cordinier, a big 6’5”, played by far his best game. He looked like a solid prospect even if he’s under contract with Nanterre in the French League next season. Head coach Adam Harrington, no doubt aware that the Nets will have to play three games in three nights if it wants to win it all, played Cordinier 20 minutes and he came through. Hill, another 6’5” shooting guard, hit 2-of-3 from beyond the arc, both makes from deep. He played 22 minutes.

Cordinier probably had the play of the game…

Josh Gray once again provided a workman-like performance, shooting 5-of-7 for 11 points and leading the team with five assists. The Nets three rookies from last year — Musa, Rodions Kurucs and Theo Pinson — combined for 7-of-31 shooting, scoring only 19 points. Nets rookie Nic Claxton didn’t play. No reason was given. He was suited up.

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