Memphis faces Brooklyn on 5-game road slide

Memphis Grizzlies (20-41, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (24-36, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Memphis will try to end its five-game road losing streak when the Grizzlies take on Brooklyn.

The Nets have gone 15-17 at home. Brooklyn ranks fifth in the Eastern Conference with 32.8 defensive rebounds per game led by Nicolas Claxton averaging 7.1.

The Grizzlies have gone 13-17 away from home. Memphis is the worst team in the Western Conference scoring 45.1 points per game in the paint.

The Nets are shooting 45.8% from the field this season, 1.5 percentage points lower than the 47.3% the Grizzlies allow to opponents. The Nets average 106.1 points per game, 8.2 fewer points than the 114.3 the Nets give up to opponents.

The two teams square off for the second time this season. The Nets defeated the Grizzlies 111-86 in their last matchup on Feb. 27. Dennis Schroder led the Nets with 18 points, and Lamar Stevens led the Grizzlies with 17 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mikal Bridges is averaging 21.2 points and 3.7 assists for the Nets. Cameron Thomas is averaging 12.4 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

Vince Williams Jr. is averaging 9.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists for the Grizzlies. Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 17.4 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 45.6% over the past 10 games for Memphis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 4-6, averaging 102.3 points, 40.7 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 6.9 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.0 points per game.

Grizzlies: 2-8, averaging 101.1 points, 39.4 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 9.1 steals and 6.0 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.3 points.

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

Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr.: day to day (quad), Desmond Bane: out (ankle), Brandon Clarke: out (achilles), Scotty Pippen Jr.: out (back), Ja Morant: out for season (shoulder), Marcus Smart: out (finger), Derrick Rose: day to day (back).


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

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