Brooklyn faces Denver in non-conference play
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Denver Nuggets (47-24, first in the Western Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (39-31, sixth in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Nets -2.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Denver Nuggets take on the Brooklyn Nets in a non-conference matchup.
The Nets have gone 19-13 at home. Brooklyn is ninth in the Eastern Conference with 32.5 defensive rebounds per game led by Nicolas Claxton averaging 6.8.
The Nuggets are 17-18 in road games. Denver is eighth in the Western Conference with 32.8 defensive rebounds per game led by Nikola Jokic averaging 9.4.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Nets won 122-120 in the last matchup on March 12.
TOP PERFORMERS: Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.8 points and 5.8 assists for the Nets. Mikal Bridges is averaging 27.9 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
Jokic is averaging 24.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 9.9 assists for the Nuggets. Jamal Murray is averaging 3.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Denver.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 5-5, averaging 111.9 points, 41.4 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 8.3 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.0 points per game.
Nuggets: 5-5, averaging 117.3 points, 42.5 rebounds, 30.6 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 50.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.4 points.
INJURIES: Nets: Ben Simmons: out (knee).
Nuggets: Collin Gillespie: out (leg).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.