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Sergey Karasev making most of his starts for Nets

Brooklyn Nets guard Sergey Karasev (10) goes to

Brooklyn Nets guard Sergey Karasev (10) goes to the basket past Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner (33) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 26, 2016, at New York. Credit: AP / Mary Altaffer

Sergey Karasev is trying to make a case for himself.

The 22-year-old will be a restricted free agent this offseason, and though there’s no guarantee there will be a spot for him in the NBA, the Nets and interim coach Tony Brown certainly are willing to let him try.

Karasev has started only three games this season but has gotten the call in the last two, and the results have made it an experiment worth repeating.

He scored a career-high 17 points and added four assists in the Nets’ 120-110 win over the Pacers on Saturday night at Barclays Center. Though he scored only three points against the Cavaliers on Thursday night, the result — an unexpected win over the top seed in the Eastern Conference — was enough to make Brown try it again.

“I thought he played a great ballgame and made the right decisions with the basketball,” Brown said after Saturday night’s win.

He also told an English-language Russian TV channel that his first option is to remain in the United States and not try his luck overseas, according to Nets Daily.

Karasev didn’t indicate Saturday night that Brown had much of a talk with him before making the switch — he’s starting in place of Wayne Ellington — but did say he had a feeling about why he’s been getting the call lately.

Mostly, it fits in with the type of team-oriented basketball the Nets are trying to play, something that’s become even more of a necessity with Joe Johnson no longer on the team and Brook Lopez battling constant double-teams.

“I think every coach, and not just Tony, we should move the ball and we should share the ball, and that’s what I try to bring to this team,” he said. “Sometimes I can take the shot, but I look for the pass and try to involve everyone in the game.”

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