Durant and Curry clash in Brooklyn-Golden State matchup

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Golden State Warriors (11-2, first in the Western Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (10-4, second in the Eastern Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: A pair of the league's best scorers, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, meet when Brooklyn and Golden State face off. Durant ranks first in the NBA averaging 29.6 points per game and Curry ranks second in the league averaging 28.1 points per game.

The Nets are 4-2 on their home court. Brooklyn leads the NBA shooting 39.3% from downtown, led by DeAndre' Bembry shooting 70.0% from 3-point range.

The Warriors have gone 3-1 away from home. Golden State ranks fourth in the Western Conference shooting 35.8% from 3-point range.

TOP PERFORMERS: James Harden averages 3.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Nets, scoring 19.5 points while shooting 39.3% from beyond the arc. Durant is averaging 29.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

Curry averages 5.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Warriors, scoring 28.1 points while shooting 38.7% from beyond the arc. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 18.8 points over the last 10 games for Golden State.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 8-2, averaging 110.2 points, 43.7 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.2 points per game.

Warriors: 8-2, averaging 114.1 points, 48.1 rebounds, 30.1 assists, 11.2 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 99.0 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Day'Ron Sharpe: out (personal), Paul Millsap: out (personal), Kyrie Irving: out (not with team), Nicolas Claxton: out (illness).

Warriors: Klay Thompson: out (right achilles), James Wiseman: out (knee).

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

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