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Brooklyn visits Washington, looks to end road slide

February 9, 2022 GMT

Brooklyn Nets (29-25, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (24-29, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

Washington; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn visits Washington looking to break its six-game road skid.

The Wizards are 17-18 against Eastern Conference opponents. Washington is third in the NBA with 50.6 points in the paint led by Bradley Beal averaging 10.2.

The Nets have gone 20-10 against Eastern Conference opponents. Brooklyn is fifth in the Eastern Conference scoring 110.9 points per game and is shooting 46.8%.

The two teams square off for the third time this season. The Nets defeated the Wizards 119-118 in their last meeting on Jan. 20. Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 30 points, and Beal led the Wizards with 23 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Beal is averaging 23.2 points and 6.6 assists for the Wizards. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 18.0 points over the last 10 games for Washington.

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James Harden is averaging 22.5 points, eight rebounds and 10.2 assists for the Nets. Irving is averaging 24.0 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 2-8, averaging 102.1 points, 43.4 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 5.7 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 43.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.4 points per game.

Nets: 1-9, averaging 107.1 points, 43.6 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 6.3 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 44.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.6 points.

INJURIES: Wizards: Daniel Gafford: out (health and safety protocols), Bradley Beal: out for season (wrist).

Nets: Nic Claxton: out (hamstring), Joe Harris: out (ankle), Kyrie Irving: out (ineligible to play), Kevin Durant: out (knee), James Harden: out (hamstring), LaMarcus Aldridge: out (ankle), Paul Millsap: out (personal).

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