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Nets’ Jarrett Allen bounces back with strong effort off bench

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jarrett Allen was out of the Nets’ starting lineup for the first time this season. But the young center responded with 14 points, 13 rebounds and hit 5 of 6 shots off the bench in Sunday night’s loss to the Grizzlies. Coach Kenny Atkinson gave the nod to veteran DeAndre Jordan instead of Allen, who admitted he’d been struggling. “You know, I would say [I’ve been struggling] a little bit. I turned the ball over, and not making shots I need to, not being assertive like I need to,” Allen said. “It’s a mixture of both; I need to be assertive and I also need to calm down.” Allen had averaged 10.9 points last season on 59 percent shooting. But he came into Sunday averaging just five points on 41.7 perce ...
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