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New York hosts Brooklyn following Irving’s 42-point game

April 6, 2022 GMT

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.

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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).

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