Brooklyn visits New York, aims to break road slide

Fri, Mar 22, 2024
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Brooklyn visits New York, aims to break road slide

Brooklyn Nets (26-44, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (41-28, fifth in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn hits the road against New York looking to break its four-game road losing streak.

The Knicks are 8-5 against division opponents. New York has a 19-24 record against opponents over .500.

The Nets are 18-24 in Eastern Conference play. Brooklyn is 3-6 in one-possession games.

The Knicks are shooting 46.1% from the field this season, 1.1 percentage points lower than the 47.2% the Nets allow to opponents. The Nets average 13.6 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.0 more made shot on average than the 12.6 per game the Knicks give up.

The two teams match up for the third time this season. The Knicks defeated the Nets 108-103 in their last matchup on Jan. 24. Jalen Brunson led the Knicks with 30 points, and Mikal Bridges led the Nets with 36 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Josh Hart is averaging nine points, eight rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Knicks. Brunson is averaging 23.9 points over the last 10 games.

Bridges is scoring 20.5 points per game and averaging 4.8 rebounds for the Nets. Dennis Schroder is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 6-4, averaging 100.5 points, 46.4 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 96.5 points per game.

Nets: 2-8, averaging 106.5 points, 40.2 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 7.8 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.8 points.

INJURIES: Knicks: Mitchell Robinson: out for season (ankle), Julius Randle: out (shoulder), OG Anunoby: out (elbow).

Nets: Dariq Whitehead: out for season (shin), Dorian Finney-Smith: out (ankle), Ben Simmons: out for season (back).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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