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Brooklyn and Philadelphia face off in conference showdown

Philadelphia 76ers (35-25, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (24-37, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

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

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: 76ers -2; over/under is 218

BOTTOM LINE: The Brooklyn Nets host the Philadelphia 76ers in Eastern Conference action Tuesday.

The Nets are 2-8 in division matchups. Brooklyn ranks sixth in the NBA averaging 13.8 made 3-pointers per game while shooting 36.6% from deep. Mikal Bridges leads the team averaging 2.5 makes while shooting 35.5% from 3-point range.

The 76ers have gone 23-17 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia is 17-16 against opponents over .500.

The Nets average 13.8 made 3-pointers per game this season, 2.0 more made shots on average than the 11.8 per game the 76ers give up. The 76ers average 117.1 points per game, 2.9 more than the 114.2 the Nets allow to opponents.

The teams square off for the third time this season. The Nets won 136-121 in the last meeting on Feb. 3. Cameron Thomas led the Nets with 40 points, and Tyrese Maxey led the 76ers with 23 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nicolas Claxton is averaging 12 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks for the Nets. Bridges is averaging 16.9 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

Buddy Hield is shooting 44.3% and averaging 12.0 points for the 76ers. Maxey is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 4-6, averaging 103.0 points, 40.6 rebounds, 26.0 assists, 7.0 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.8 points per game.

76ers: 5-5, averaging 110.5 points, 42.6 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.3 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Dariq Whitehead: out for season (shin), Ben Simmons: day to day (back), Cam Thomas: day to day (ankle).

76ers: Robert Covington: out (knee), Joel Embiid: out (knee), De'Anthony Melton: out (back), Cameron Payne: day to day (illness).

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

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