Cleveland faces Brooklyn on 7-game road skid

Collin Sexton, Tristan Thompson
Posted at 12:03 PM, May 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-16 12:03:24-04

Cleveland will aim to break its seven-game road losing streak when the Cavaliers face Brooklyn.

The Nets are 25-16 in conference games. Brooklyn is the top team in the Eastern Conference shooting 39.1% from deep, led by Joe Harris shooting 47.5% from 3-point range.

The Cavaliers are 16-25 in Eastern Conference play. Cleveland has the NBA's worst offense, averaging just 103.8 points per game.

The two teams play for the third time this season. The Cavaliers defeated the Nets 125-113 in their last matchup on Jan. 22. Collin Sexton led Cleveland with 25 points, and Kyrie Irving paced Brooklyn scoring 38 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Irving is second on the Nets averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers, and is scoring 27.1 points per game while shooting 39.7% from beyond the arc. Kevin Durant is averaging 23.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

Jarrett Allen leads the Cavaliers with 9.9 rebounds and averages 13.3 points. Sexton is averaging 22.1 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting 37.8% over the last 10 games for Cleveland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 6-4, averaging 116.9 points, 45.7 rebounds, 26 assists, six steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 49.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.1 points on 43.6% shooting.

Cavaliers: 1-9, averaging 102.3 points, 44.4 rebounds, 23.8 assists, six steals and three blocks per game while shooting 42.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.9 points on 50.0% shooting.

INJURIES: Nets: Joe Harris: out (hip), Spencer Dinwiddie: out for season (acl), Chris Chiozza: out (hand).

Cavaliers: Isaiah Hartenstein: out (concussion), Dylan Windler: out for season (knee), Taurean Prince: out for season (ankle), Larry Nance Jr.: out (thumb), Lamar Stevens: out (concussion), Matthew Dellavedova: out for season (neck), Kevin Love: out (calf).