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Dzanan Musa scores 34 as Long Island Nets defeat Westchester Knicks, 116-111

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Westchester Knicks v Long Island Nets Photo by Michelle Farsi/NBAE via Getty Images

The Long Island Nets won the first game of a six game road trip Saturday, taking down the Westchester Knicks, 116-111.

Dzanan Musa led the team in scoring, finishing with a game-high 34 points, nine rebounds, and one assist in 31 minutes of play. Musa, who started for Long Island, finished his big game shooting a consistent 4-of-9 from deep and 11-of-17 overall.

Theo Pinson, who is also on assignment, had a bounce back game as well, finishing with 26 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in the win. Pinson shot 8-of-15 from the field and 5-of-9 from deep in 31 minutes of play as a starter.

And Chris Chiozza, the Nets two-way guard, finished with 15 points, six rebounds, five assists, and five steals in 33 minutes of play.

As a team, Long Island shot 38-of-89 (43 percent) overall and 13-of-42 (31 percent) from deep. In addition to consistent shooting, the Nets turned over the ball 10 times. They’re now 12-18, having won six of their last 10.

Shaun Fein started Chiozza, Pinson, Musa, Justin Anderson, and Jonathan Kasibabu.

The game came down to the final minutes after both teams exchanged scoring runs and plenty of baskets. Long Island held a small lead for a majority of the game but Westchester managed to keep their game-long deficit to under double-figures. There were a total of 11 lead changes and five tied up scores in the game.

Westchester did tie up the game at the 6:08 mark in the fourth. The Nets regained the momentum and played at a higher level, especially on the offensive end. Long Island capped off their win with an 8-0 scoring run in the closing minute of the game.

Long Island will play their second game of a six game road trip when they travel to Oshkosh, Wisconsin to face the Milwaukee Bucks G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, on Tuesday.

Brooklyn will have a decision to make Monday on the contract of Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, their former two-way. His second 10-day runs out then.