The Nets are 6-4 against Eastern Conference opponents. Brooklyn is the Eastern Conference leader with 37.8 defensive rebounds per game led by James Harden averaging 8.3.
The teams meet for the second game in a row.
TOP PERFORMERS: Drummond leads the Cavaliers with 15.1 rebounds and averages 18.8 points. Drummond is averaging 13.5 rebounds and 16.5 points per game over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
Kevin Durant leads the Nets averaging 31.3 points while adding 7.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game. Harden is averaging 12.7 assists and 29 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cavaliers: 4-6, averaging 98.7 points, 43.1 rebounds, 22.3 assists, nine steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 43.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.4 points on 46.5% shooting.
Nets: 6-4, averaging 122 points, 46.4 rebounds, 27.5 assists, 6.4 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 51.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.2 points on 46.6% shooting.
INJURIES: Cavaliers: Dylan Windler: out (wrist), Darius Garland: out (right shoulder), Matthew Dellavedova: out (concussion), Kevin Porter Jr.: out (personal), Kevin Love: out (calf).
Nets: Nicolas Claxton: out (right knee), Spencer Dinwiddie: out for season (acl).