Brooklyn Nets (25-14, second in Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (27-11, first in Eastern Conference)
Chicago; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bulls -1
BOTTOM LINE: DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Durant meet when Chicago takes on Brooklyn. DeRozan ranks seventh in the NBA with an average of 26.2 points per game and Durant leads the league with an average of 29.8 points per game.
The Bulls are 18-7 in conference play. Chicago is 3-2 in single-possession games.
The Nets stand 18-8 against the opponents of the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn is 9-8 in games decided by 10 or more points.
For the third time this season, the two teams will meet. The Bulls defeated the Nets 111-107 in their final matchup on December 5th. Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 31 points and Durant led the Nets with 28 points.
TOP PERFORMER: Lonzo Ball shoots 42.3% from the bow with 3.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Bulls, while averaging 13.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.9 steals achieved. DeRozan averaged 24.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists in their last 10 games for Chicago.
Durant averages 29.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists for the Nets. Patty Mills has made an average of 2.9 3-pointers in the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Bulls: 9-1, averaging 119.9 points, 43.5 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 8.3 steals, and 4.6 blocks per game while 50.9% are shot out of the field. Your opponents averaged 110.3 points per game.
Nets: 4-6, averaging 112.8 points, 46.5 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 8.2 steals, and 6.9 blocks per game, while 47.2% were shot out of the field. Your opponents have an average of 114.6 points.
INJURIES: Cops: Patrick Williams: out (left wrist), Tyler Cook: out (ankle), Javonte Green: out (adductors), Alex Caruso: out (foot / health and safety protocols).
Nets: James Harden: Day in Day (knee), Joe Harris: Out (ankle), LaMarcus Aldridge: Day in day (foot), Kyrie Irving: Day in day (ankle).
The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and Sportradar data.