Brooklyn Nets (28-17, 4th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (23-23, 6th in the Western Conference)
San Francisco; Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET
Bottom line: Brooklyn took on the Golden State Warriors after Kyrie Irving scored 48 points in the Nets’ 117-106 win over the Utah Jazz.
The Warriors are 17-5 at home. Golden State ranks sixth in the league with 34.0 defensive rebounds per game, with Draymond Green averaging 6.2.
The Nets lead 15-10 on the road. Brooklyn went 12-9 in games with at least 10 points.
The two teams met for the second time this season. In the final game on Dec. 22, the Nets outscored Kevin Durant by 23 points 143-113, while James Wiseman scored 30 for the Warriors.
Top performer: Klay Thompson averaged 20.9 points on 4.1 3-pointers per game for the Warriors and shot 39.6 percent from beyond the arc. In his past 10 games, Stephen Curry is averaging 29.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6.3 assists.
Durant averaged 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.5 blocks per game for the Nets. Irving averaged 24.2 points and 4.7 assists in his final 10 games with Brooklyn.
Last 10 games: Warriors: 5 wins and 5 losses, averaging 122.1 points, 47.9 rebounds, 29.3 assists, 8.3 steals and 3.7 blocks per game, shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents are averaging 121.3 points per game.
Nets: 5 wins and 5 losses, averaging 111.1 points, 41.0 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 8.4 steals and 7.6 blocks per game, shooting 49.9% from the field. Their opponents are averaging 108.3 points per game.
Injuries: Warriors: James Wiseman: Out (ankle), Draymond Green: Out (toe), Andrew Wiggins: Out (foot), Andre Iguodala: Out (foot) Hip), Stephen Curry: Out (Hip), Klay Thompson: Daily (Achilles).
Nets: Kevin Durant: Out (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data provided by Sportradar.