Brooklyn takes on Cleveland, aims to break 3-game skid

March 20, 2023 GMT

Cleveland Cavaliers (45-28, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (39-32, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn will try to break its three-game losing streak when the Nets take on Cleveland.

The Nets are 26-18 in Eastern Conference games. Brooklyn is ninth in the league with 14.8 fast break points per game led by Mikal Bridges averaging 2.5.

The Cavaliers are 29-15 in conference play. Cleveland averages 112.2 points while outscoring opponents by 5.6 points per game.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Nets won the last meeting 125-117 on Dec. 27. Kyrie Irving scored 32 points to help lead the Nets to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bridges is averaging 19.2 points and 3.4 assists for the Nets. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 16.1 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

Evan Mobley is averaging 16.2 points and 8.9 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 26.3 points over the last 10 games for Cleveland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 5-5, averaging 111.7 points, 40.9 rebounds, 23.8 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.0 points per game.

Cavaliers: 7-3, averaging 114.2 points, 39.0 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 8.2 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 49.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.7 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Ben Simmons: out (knee).

Cavaliers: Jarrett Allen: day to day (eye).


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