Brooklyn takes on Miami in conference showdown
Miami Heat (39-42, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (41-40, sixth in the Eastern Conference)
Brooklyn; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Brooklyn and Miami will play at the Barclays Center.
The Nets are 28-23 against Eastern Conference opponents. Brooklyn is 15-22 in games decided by at least 10 points.
The Heat have gone 20-20 away from home. Miami ranks second in the NBA giving up 105.9 points and holding opponents to 44.2 percent shooting. The Heat won the last meeting between these two squads 117-88 on March 2. Kelly Olynyk led the way with 25 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: D’Angelo Russell leads the Nets averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers and scoring 21.1 points per game while shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc. Joe Harris has averaged 15.4 points and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 53.1 percent over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
Goran Dragic leads the Heat averaging 5.0 assists while scoring 14.1 points per game. Bam Adebayo has averaged 10.3 rebounds and added 12.1 points per game over the last 10 games for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 4-6, averaging 105.1 points, 46.1 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 7.6 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting.
Nets: 5-5, averaging 118.1 points, 48.6 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 6.7 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting.
Nets Injuries: Allen Crabbe: out (knee), DeMarre Carroll: out (wrist), Joe Harris: day to day (foot).
Heat Injuries: Josh Richardson: out (hip).