DeRozan and San Antonio take on Brooklyn in non-conference play

9 months 1 week 3 days ago Wednesday, December 18 2019 Dec 18, 2019 December 18, 2019 1:17 AM December 18, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

By The Associated Press

Brooklyn Nets (15-12, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (10-16, 12th in the Western Conference)

San Antonio; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs host Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets in a non-conference matchup.

The Spurs are 7-7 in home games. San Antonio averages 46.5 rebounds per game and is 3-10 when outrebounded by opponents.

The Nets are 7-7 in road games. Brooklyn has an 11-4 record against teams under .500.

The teams match up Thursday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: DeRozan has averaged 20.9 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Spurs. Jakob Poeltl has averaged 7.1 rebounds and added 6.3 points per game over the last 10 games for San Antonio.

Dinwiddie is averaging 21.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 6.3 assists for the Nets. Joe Harris has averaged 16.8 points and four rebounds while shooting 49.6 percent over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 5-5, averaging 109.8 points, 47.2 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 7.6 steals and 6.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting.

Nets: 6-4, averaging 110.1 points, 50.2 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 6.3 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 44.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.4 points on 42.1 percent shooting.

INJURIES: Spurs: None listed.

Nets: Caris LeVert: out (thumb), Kyrie Irving: out (right shoulder), Kevin Durant: out (achilles).

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

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