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Phoenix hosts Brooklyn following Irving’s 40-point game

February 16, 2021 GMT

Brooklyn Nets (17-12, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (17-9, fourth in the Western Conference)

Phoenix; Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn takes on the Phoenix Suns after Kyrie Irving scored 40 points in the Nets’ 136-125 victory against the Kings.

The Suns have gone 10-4 at home. Phoenix is 9-5 against opponents over .500.

The Nets are 6-7 on the road. Brooklyn averages 44.1 rebounds per game and is 14-4 when pulling down more rebounds than opponents.

The teams meet Tuesday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Chris Paul is averaging 16.7 points and 8.2 assists for the Suns. Deandre Ayton is averaging 12.4 rebounds and 13 points per game over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

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Joe Harris leads the Nets averaging 3.2 made 3-pointers while scoring 14.6 points per game and shooting 49.7% from beyond the arc. DeAndre Jordan is shooting 68.6% and averaging 8.3 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 9-1, averaging 111.7 points, 46.2 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 6.5 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105 points on 44.9% shooting.

Nets: 6-4, averaging 125.9 points, 40.9 rebounds, 28.6 assists, 6.3 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 52.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.7 points on 49.0% shooting.

INJURIES: Suns: None listed.

Nets: Spencer Dinwiddie: out for season (acl), Iman Shumpert: out (left hamstring), Kevin Durant: out (hamstring).

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