Bridges leads Brooklyn against Houston after 44-point outing

March 28, 2023 GMT

Houston Rockets (18-58, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (40-35, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn takes on the Houston Rockets after Mikal Bridges scored 44 points in the Brooklyn Nets’ 119-106 loss to the Orlando Magic.

The Nets are 19-16 on their home court. Brooklyn averages 13.0 turnovers per game and is 21-15 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents.

The Rockets have gone 6-32 away from home. Houston has a 9-36 record against teams over .500.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Nets won 118-96 in the last meeting on March 8. Bridges led the Nets with 30 points, and Jalen Green led the Rockets with 25 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nicolas Claxton is scoring 12.5 points per game and averaging 9.2 rebounds for the Nets. Bridges is averaging 27.0 points and 3.8 rebounds over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

Alperen Sengun is averaging 14.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Rockets. Green is averaging 23.6 points over the last 10 games for Houston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 3-7, averaging 112.2 points, 42.3 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 44.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.1 points per game.

Rockets: 3-7, averaging 111.0 points, 42.3 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 7.6 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.4 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Seth Curry: day to day (personal), Ben Simmons: out (knee), Royce O’Neale: day to day (knee), Edmond Sumner: day to day (hip).

Rockets: Jae’Sean Tate: out (knee).


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