Brooklyn plays New York on home losing streak

March 12, 2022 GMT

New York Knicks (28-39, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (34-33, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn aims to end its four-game home slide with a victory against New York.

The Nets have gone 24-18 against Eastern Conference teams. Brooklyn ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference shooting 35.6% from downtown, led by Joe Harris shooting 46.6% from 3-point range.

The Knicks are 4-9 in division matchups. New York ranks eighth in the NBA allowing just 107.0 points while holding opponents to 44.4% shooting.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Nets won 111-106 in the last matchup on Feb. 17. Cameron Thomas led the Nets with 21 points, and Julius Randle led the Knicks with 31 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Patty Mills is averaging 12.5 points for the Nets. Seth Curry is averaging 15.1 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

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Randle is averaging 20.4 points, 10 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Knicks. RJ Barrett is averaging 26.8 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 42.2% over the past 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 4-6, averaging 113.9 points, 41.1 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 6.5 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.7 points per game.

Knicks: 3-7, averaging 112.8 points, 49.4 rebounds, 21.4 assists, 6.3 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.9 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Ben Simmons: out (back), Joe Harris: out for season (ankle), LaMarcus Aldridge: day to day (hip).

Knicks: Obi Toppin: out (hamstring), Nerlens Noel: out (foot), Quentin Grimes: out (knee), Derrick Rose: out (ankle), Cam Reddish: out for season (shoulder).

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