Brooklyn plays New York on 8-game road slide
Brooklyn Nets (30-27, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (25-33, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn will try to stop its eight-game road slide when the Nets face New York.
The Knicks have gone 14-21 against Eastern Conference teams. New York has a 3-4 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
The Nets are 20-12 in conference games. Brooklyn is 15-19 against opponents with a winning record.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Nets won 112-110 in the last matchup on Dec. 1. James Harden led the Nets with 34 points, and Alec Burks led the Knicks with 25 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Julius Randle is scoring 19.6 points per game and averaging 10.2 rebounds for the Knicks. Evan Fournier is averaging 18.7 points and 3.7 rebounds over the last 10 games for New York.
Patty Mills is scoring 13.3 points per game and averaging 2.2 rebounds for the Nets. Kyrie Irving is averaging 2.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 2-8, averaging 110.4 points, 48.5 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 42.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.9 points per game.
Nets: 1-9, averaging 106.5 points, 41.3 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 7.6 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.5 points.
INJURIES: Knicks: RJ Barrett: out (ankle), Nerlens Noel: out (knee), Derrick Rose: out (ankle).
Nets: Ben Simmons: out (back), Joe Harris: out (ankle), Kevin Durant: out (knee), Kyrie Irving: out (ineligible to play).