Monday, September 26, 2022

Brooklyn puts road win streak on the line against Memphis

Brooklyn Nets (38-34, 8th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (49-23, second in the Western Conference)

Memphis, Tennessee; Wednesday, 7:30 pm EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn will try to keep its three-game road win streak intact when the Nets play Memphis.

The Grizzlies are 24-10 on their home court. Memphis leads the Western Conference in rebounding, averaging 49.4 boards. Steven Adams paces the Grizzlies with 9.9 rebounds.

The Nets are 22-15 on the road. Brooklyn is seventh in the Eastern Conference shooting 35.8% from downtown. Joe Harris leads the Nets shooting 46.6% from 3-point range.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Grizzlies won the last matchup 118-104 on Jan. 4. Ja Morant scored 36 points to help lead the Grizzlies to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Desmond Bane is shooting 41.8% from beyond the arc with 2.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Grizzlies, while averaging 17.9 points. Morant is averaging 30.5 points and 6.5 assists over the last 10 games for Memphis.

Patty Mills is shooting 40.9% from beyond the arc with 3.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Nets, while averaging 12.2 points. Kevin Durant is shooting 55.1% and averaging 30.8 points over the past 10 games for Brooklyn.

LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 7-3, averaging 119.8 points, 50.7 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 8.9 steals and 7.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.7 points per game.

Nets: 6-4, averaging 120.9 points, 41.3 rebounds, 27.9 assists, 6.9 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 53.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.6 points.

INJURIES: Grizzlies: Ja Morant: day to day (knee), Killian Tillie: day to day (knee).

Nets: Ben Simmons: out (back), Kyrie Irving: out (ineligible to play), Andre Drummond: out (illness), Joe Harris: out for season (ankle), LaMarcus Aldridge: out (hip).

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

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