After a banged-up Deron Williams checked out of the game, Brooklyn stepped up.
The Nets shut the Hawks down in just about every way possible. And Brook Lopez made a major impact on both ends of the floor.
Brook Lopez leads Brooklyn to a 91-83 win over Atlanta on the strength of his 22 points and 13 rebounds.
Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta 91-83 on Saturday to cut the Hawks' lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference series.
An inside-the-huddle look at the sounds of the NBA's Eastern Conference playoffs.
Lionel Hollins has come back from down 0-2 in a series twice before. Can he do it again as coach of the Nets?
Check out the worst sports plays from this past week, including Rockets guard James Harden hitting himself in the face with a basketball.
The Nets desperately need Deron Williams to be the consistently productive point guard they brought him to Brooklyn to be. He just doesn't seem to have it in him.
Coming off one of the worst playoff games of his career, Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams knows he needs to produce at a higher level and said Thursday, "I can play better."
With the sale of the team drawing the attention of many, the Hawks took care of business yet again to take a 2-0 series lead over the Nets.
If you wanted to sum up Deron Williams' disappointing tenure as a Net in one play, it happened in the closing seconds of Game 2 on Wednesday.
Take a look back at the top assists from the week in the NBA, including Blake Griffin's assist to DeAndre Jordan.
The Hawks took a 2-0 lead in the series vs the Nets with a well-rounded scoring effort
Nets guard Jarrett Jack says he felt like his team missed a chance to get a win in Game 2 against the Hawks.
Nets head coach Lionel Hollins praised his team, despite their losing to the Hawks in Game 2.
Five Hawks score in double figures en route to defeating the Nets 96-91.
Millsap scores 19, Hawks hold off Nets 96-91 for 2-0 lead
Nets forward Mirza Teletovic has been activated for Game 2 of the playoffs Wednesday night against the Hawks.
The Brooklyn Nets say forward Mirza Teletovic is probable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoff series against top-seeded Atlanta after missing nearly three months because of blood clots.
Joe Johnson had a good run with the Hawks. So why is he still being booed by the Atlanta crowd?
Hawks center Al Horford said after Tuesday's practice that he will play Wednesday in Game 2 of his team's first-round playoff series against the Nets.
Will the Nets be able to better feed their big man in Game 2? Since the All-Star break, the Nets are 7-0 when Lopez attempts 20 or more field goals.
The Hawks have problems, but they're first-seed problems that can be addressed with time and attention, and won't come due for another few weeks.
Our writers break down the highlights and lowlights from the first weekend of NBA playoff action.
Blake Griffin dunking on Aron Baynes is the top play in the NBA.
Nets vs Hawks
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