Brooklyn takes on Denver, seeks to stop 7-game slide
Brooklyn Nets (29-23, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (28-24, sixth in the Western Conference)
Denver; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn comes into the matchup with Denver as losers of seven games in a row.
The Nuggets are 13-10 in home games. Denver is eighth in the Western Conference with 46.7 points per game in the paint led by Nikola Jokic averaging 14.9.
The Nets are 17-10 on the road. Brooklyn has a 15-16 record against opponents above .500.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Nuggets won 124-118 in the last matchup on Jan. 27.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jokic is shooting 57.4% and averaging 25.9 points for the Nuggets. Will Barton is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Denver.
James Harden is averaging 22.5 points, eight rebounds and 10.2 assists for the Nets. Patty Mills is averaging 3.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 6-4, averaging 117.5 points, 41.9 rebounds, 28.8 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.0 points per game.
Nets: 2-8, averaging 110.2 points, 43.1 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 6.5 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.8 points.
INJURIES: Nuggets: Aaron Gordon: out (hamstring), Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Michael Porter Jr.: out for season (back), Jamal Murray: out (knee).
Nets: Joe Harris: out (ankle), Kevin Durant: out (knee), James Harden: out (hamstring), LaMarcus Aldridge: out (ankle), Paul Millsap: out (personal).