Quincy Acy joined Carroll in providing that effort. Acy notably defended gamely against Whiteside, Olynyk, and Adebayo late in both the third and fourth quarter to serve as the nominal center for the Nets’ comeback.
For someone who has shown wavering confidence with his spot-up shot, Acy encouragingly drained both of his threes. Despite the litany of bigger centers currently on the Nets roster, the Nets often play their best when they go small with spacing and multiple off-the-dribble threats.
A confident and defensively aware Acy can provide the majority of that spacing as a stretch five even at his 6’7” height. D’Lo/Dinwiddie/LeVert/RHJ/Acy lineups could prove murderous as a crunchtime lineup. But only murderous if Acy can hold his end of the bargain consistently.