New York hosts Brooklyn following Irving’s 42-point game
Brooklyn Nets (41-38, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (35-44, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Knicks -9
BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn visits the New York Knicks after Kyrie Irving scored 42 points in the Nets’ 118-105 victory against the Houston Rockets.
The Knicks are 4-10 in division play. New York is 17-22 in games decided by at least 10 points.
The Nets are 9-6 against Atlantic Division teams. Brooklyn is seventh in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.1% from deep. Joe Harris leads the Nets shooting 46.6% from 3-point range.
The teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Nets won the last meeting 110-107 on March 13. Kevin Durant scored 53 points to help lead the Nets to the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Julius Randle is averaging 20.1 points, 10 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Knicks. RJ Barrett is averaging 23.3 points over the last 10 games for New York.
Patty Mills is shooting 39.6% from beyond the arc with 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Nets, while averaging 11.4 points. Durant is shooting 52.2% and averaging 32.3 points over the past 10 games for Brooklyn.
LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 6-4, averaging 108.2 points, 45.1 rebounds, 22.0 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.9 points per game.
Nets: 5-5, averaging 117.5 points, 44.6 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 7.6 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.8 points.
INJURIES: Knicks: Quentin Grimes: day to day (knee), Miles McBride: day to day (knee), Nerlens Noel: out (foot), Derrick Rose: out (ankle), Cam Reddish: out for season (shoulder), Julius Randle: out (quad).
Nets: Ben Simmons: out (back), James Johnson: day to day (illness), Goran Dragic: out (health and safety protocols), Joe Harris: out for season (ankle), Seth Curry: out (ankle).