The perfect purpose scorers meet within the matchup Chicago-Brooklyn
Brooklyn Nets (44-24, runner-up in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (29-39, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Chicago; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Zach LaVine and Kyrie Irving meet when Chicago takes on Brooklyn. LaVine is eighth in the NBA with an average of 27.3 points per game and Irving is seventh in the league with an average of 27.4 points per game.
The Bulls are 19-19 against Eastern Conference opponents. Chicago ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference when it comes to limiting opponent scoring.
The Nets played 23-16 against opponents in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn is 25-12 against opponents over .500.
The two teams play for the second time this season. The Bulls defeated the Nets 115-107 in their final meeting on April 4th. LaVine led Chicago with 25 points and Irving passed Brooklyn with 24 points.
TOP PERFORMER: LaVine leads the Bulls with 5.0 assists and scores 27.3 points per game. Coby White averaged 19.4 points and 5.2 assists in their last 10 games for Chicago.
Kevin Durant averages 28.2 points and 7.1 rebounds for the Nets. Irving averaged 24.8 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 40.4% in their last 10 games for Brooklyn.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Bulls: 5-5, averaging 105.1 points, 46.6 rebounds, 27.6 assists, 6.9 steals, and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% out of the field. Your opponents averaged 102.8 points at 45.6% shooting.
Nets: 5-5, averaging 116.1 points, 45.2 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 6.8 steals, and 4.7 blocks per game, while 47.5% are shot out of the field. Your opponents averaged 115.4 points at 45.0% shooting.
INJURIES: Cops: Daniel Theis: off (hip), Troy Brown Jr .: off (ankle).
Nets: Spencer Dinwiddie: Out of Season (ACL), James Harden: Out (thigh), Chris Chiozza: Out (hand).
The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and Sportradar data.