Brooklyn visits Golden State following Irving's 48-point game

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Brooklyn Nets (28-17, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (23-23, sixth in the Western Conference)

San Francisco; Sunday, 8:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn takes on the Golden State Warriors after Kyrie Irving scored 48 points in the Nets' 117-106 win against the Utah Jazz.

The Warriors are 17-5 in home games. Golden State is sixth in the league with 34.0 defensive rebounds per game led by Draymond Green averaging 6.2.

The Nets are 15-10 on the road. Brooklyn is 12-9 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The teams meet for the second time this season. In the last matchup on Dec. 22 the Nets won 143-113 led by 23 points from Kevin Durant, while James Wiseman scored 30 points for the Warriors.

TOP PERFORMERS: Klay Thompson averages 4.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Warriors, scoring 20.9 points while shooting 39.6% from beyond the arc. Stephen Curry is averaging 29.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6.3 assists over the last 10 games for Golden State.

Durant is averaging 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.5 blocks for the Nets. Irving is averaging 24.2 points and 4.7 assists over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

LAST 10 GAMES: Warriors: 5-5, averaging 122.1 points, 47.9 rebounds, 29.3 assists, 8.3 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.3 points per game.

Nets: 5-5, averaging 111.1 points, 41.0 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 8.4 steals and 7.6 blocks per game while shooting 49.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.3 points.

INJURIES: Warriors: James Wiseman: out (ankle), Draymond Green: day to day (toe), Andrew Wiggins: day to day (foot), Andre Iguodala: day to day (hip), Stephen Curry: day to day (hip), Klay Thompson: day to day (achilles).

Nets: Kevin Durant: out (knee).


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