Brooklyn faces Denver, aims to break 3-game skid
Denver Nuggets (37-16, second in the Western Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (28-27, sixth in the Eastern Conference)
Brooklyn; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Eastern
BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn enters the matchup against Denver as losers of three in a row.
The Nets are 16-12 on their home court. Brooklyn is 9-6 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
The Nuggets have gone 14-12 away from home. Denver is 35-11 when scoring more than 100 points. The Nets defeated the Nuggets 112-110 in their last meeting on Nov. 9. D’Angelo Russell led Brooklyn with 23 points and Nikola Jokic paced Denver scoring 37 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Russell is shooting 43.7 percent and averaging 19.6 points. Shabazz Napier has averaged 13.6 points and 2.1 rebounds while shooting 39.3 percent over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
Jokic leads the Nuggets with 20.1 points and averages 10.4 rebounds and 7.7 assists. Malik Beasley has averaged 2.8 made 3-pointers and has scored 17.2 points over the last 10 games for Denver.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 8-2, averaging 117.1 points, 44.2 rebounds, 28.2 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 50.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting.
Nets: 6-4, averaging 113.1 points, 50.2 rebounds, 23.8 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting.
Nets Injuries: Spencer Dinwiddie: out (torn right thumb ligaments), Jared Dudley: out (left hamstring).
Nuggets Injuries: Jamal Murray: day to day (ankle), Gary Harris: out (groin), Michael Porter Jr.: out (back), Isaiah Thomas: out (hip), Paul Millsap: day to day (right ankle soreness).