The Portland Trail Blazers look to snap a two-game losing streak when visiting the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. Portland is fourth in the Northwest division at 26-42 and 16 ½ games behind the first-place Utah Jazz. Portland was defeated by the New York Knicks on Wednesday night 128-98. The leading scorer for Portland was Josh Hart with 17 points. The Trail Blazers shot 44.0% while New York shot 50.0%.
Josh Hart is leading Portland in scoring and assists with averages of 19.1 points and 5.7 assists per game, while Drew Eubanks is the leading rebounder with an average of 8,4 rebounds per game. Portland has five players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team the Trail Blazers are scoring an average of 107.3 points per game, while shooting 44.4% overall and 35.1% from 3-point territory.
Brooklyn looks to bounce back from a loss when hosting Portland on Friday. The Nets are fourth in the Atlantic division at 36-34 and seven games behind the first-place Philadelphia 76ers. The Nets are eighth in the Eastern Conference standings one game ahead of the nine place Charlotte Hornets. Brooklyn was defeated by the Dallas Mavericks 113-111 on Wednesday when the Mavericks’ Spencer Dinwiddie sank a three-pointer at the buzzer.
Kevin Durant is leading Brooklyn in scoring, assists and rebounds with averages of 49.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. The second-leading scorer is Seth Curry with an average of 15.8 points per game. Brooklyn has six players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team in scoring an average of 111.9 points per game. The Nets are shooting 47.1% overall and 35.7% from 3-point territory.