Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards (13-8, second in the Eastern Conference) (3-12, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; 7 p.m. on Sunday EST
Bradley Beal leads Washington into a Brooklyn matchup. He is first in the NBA at 34.7 points per game on average.
Against Eastern Conference rivals, the Wizards are 1-9. When giving up 100 or more points, Washington has a 3-12 record.
Against Eastern Conference rivals, the Nets are 9-5. With 36.9 defensive rebounds per game led by Kevin Durant, Brooklyn ranks third in the NBA, averaging 7.0.0.
This season, the teams will square off for the second time. The Wizards, on Jan. 3, won the last match 123-122. To help lead Washington to the victory, Beal scored 27 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: For the Wizards, Beal is averaging 34.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists. Over the last 10 matches for Washington, Robin Lopez is shooting 60.9 percent and scoring 8.8 points.
The Nets are led by James Harden with an average of 24.3 points and 7.8 rebounds. Kyrie Irving has averaged 17 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 33.3 percent for Brooklyn over the last 10 days.
Wizards: 3-7, averaging 114.3 points, 44.2 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 7.7 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.8 percent from the field. LAST 10 GAMES: Their opponents, on 48.9 percent shooting, averaged 119.1 points.
Nets: 8-2, 123.8 points on average, 44 rebounds, 28.3 assists, 5.3 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 51.4% off the floor. Their rivals, on 47.0 percent shooting, averaged 119.7 points.
INJURIES:Wizards: Troy Brown Jr.: out (protocols for health and safety), Deni Avdija: out (protocols for health and safety), Ish Smith: out (protocols for health and safety), Thomas Bryant: out for the season (left knee).
Nets: Nicolas Claxton: out of season (acl), Spencer Dinwiddie: out of season (right knee), Kevin Durant: out of season (acl) (injury recovery-rest).