Drummond leads Cleveland towards Brooklyn following 33-23 recreation


Brooklyn Nets (9-6, fifth in the Eastern Conference) versus Cleveland Cavaliers (6-7, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

Cleveland; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland hosts the Brooklyn Nets after Andre Drummond scored 33 points and 23 rebounds in the Cavaliers 106-103 win over the Knicks.

The Cavaliers are 5-5 in Eastern Conference games. Cleveland ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference with 12.7 quick break points per game, led by Collin Sexton with an average of 2.8.

The nets played against opponents of the Eastern Conference 6-3. Brooklyn ranks eighth in the NBA, scoring 14.6 quick breakpoints per game, led by Kyrie Irving averaging 3.

The matchup on Wednesday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMER: Cedi Osman is second in the Cavaliers with 2.3 3-pointers and averages 13.1 points while shooting 32.6% from a distance. Drummond averages 17 points and 14.5 rebounds while shooting 44.1% in the last 10 games for Cleveland.

James Harden averages 33 points, nine rebounds, 13 assists and two steals for the Nets. Kevin Durant has averaged 4.5 assists and 22.4 points in the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Cavaliers: 3-7, averaging 92.6 points, 42.4 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 9.3 steals, and five blocks per game while 42.1% is shot from the field. Your opponents averaged 102.4 points at 46.3% shooting.

Nets: 6-4, averaging 118.1 points, 45.7 rebounds, 26.4 assists, 6.2 steals, and 5.4 blocks per game, while 50.7% are shot from the field. Your opponents averaged 114.9 points at 46.1% shooting.

INJURIES: Cavaliers: Dylan Windler: out (wrist), Collin Sexton: day after day (ankle), Darius Garland: day after day (right shoulder), Matthew Dellavedova: out (concussion), Kevin Porter Jr .: out (personal) , Kevin Love: out (calf).

Nets: Nicolas Claxton: out (right knee), Spencer Dinwiddie: out for the season (acl), Kyrie Irving: out (health and safety protocols).


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

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