Nets square off against the Cavaliers for play-in game
Cleveland Cavaliers (43-38, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (43-38, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Nets -8; over/under is 229.5
PLAY-IN GAME: The Nets and Cavaliers square off to decide the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference.
BOTTOM LINE: The Brooklyn Nets host the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Playoffs Play-In Tournament. The winner secures the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
The Nets are 31-21 against Eastern Conference opponents. Brooklyn averages 13.2 turnovers per game and is 19-13 when it wins the turnover battle.
The Cavaliers are 27-25 in Eastern Conference play. Cleveland has a 20-25 record against opponents above .500.
TOP PERFORMERS: Patty Mills is scoring 11.3 points per game and averaging 1.9 rebounds for the Nets. Kyrie Irving is averaging 3.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
Darius Garland is averaging 21.5 points and 8.5 assists for the Cavaliers. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 16.6 points over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 6-4, averaging 118.4 points, 45.9 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 7.9 steals and 7.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.7 points per game.
Cavaliers: 3-7, averaging 110.6 points, 41.9 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 6.6 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.3 points.
INJURIES: Nets: Ben Simmons: out (back), Goran Dragic: out (health and safety protocols), Joe Harris: out for season (ankle), Seth Curry: day to day (ankle).
Cavaliers: Jarrett Allen: out (finger), Collin Sexton: out for season (knee), Dean Wade: out for season (knee).