Kuzma and the Wizards Visit Conference Enemy in Brooklyn | Professional soccer


Washington Wizards (26-31, 11th in Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (31-27, eighth in Eastern Conference)

New York; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn hosts Washington in a clash of Eastern Conference teams.

The Nets are 21-12 in conference. Brooklyn is 6-1 in games decided by 3 or fewer runs.

The Wizards are 19-19 in conference. Washington ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference with 34.6 defensive rebounds per game led by Kyle Kuzma averaging 7.7.

The teams are meeting for the fourth time this season. The Wizards won the last game 113-112 on February 11. Raul Neto scored 21 points to help lead the Wizards to victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Patty Mills averaged 3.2 3-pointers per game for the Nets, scoring 13.2 points while shooting 41.4 percent from beyond the arc. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists over Brooklyn’s last 10 games.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc with 2.0 3-pointers per game for the Wizards, averaging 11.7 points. Kuzma is averaging 20.5 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists over Washington’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 2-8, averaged 105.8 points, 42.6 rebounds, 22.0 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 113.7 points per game.

Wizards: 3-7, averaging 102.8 points, 41.8 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.5 percent from the field. Their opponents average 110.4 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Ben Simmons: out (back), Joe Harris: out (ankle), Kevin Durant: out (knee), Kyrie Irving: out (not eligible to play).

Wizards: Daniel Gafford: out (reconditioning), Bradley Beal: out for season (wrist), Rui Hachimura: out (ankle), Kristaps Porzingis: out (knee).

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data write and data from sports radar.

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