Nets square off against the Cavaliers for play-in game

April 11, 2022 GMT

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.

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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).

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