Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the Atlanta Hawks during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on April 27, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: D-Will, Nets Turnarounds Get Big Assist From Hollins

More important than any strategy, Lionel Hollins has these Nets playing with a passion, an attention to detail on the defensive end, and unselfishness on offense.

04/28/2015

BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 27: Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets goes for the lay up against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Even Series With OT Win Over Hawks In Game 4

Deron Williams rebounded from two dismal games with 35 points, and the Brooklyn Nets pulled out a 120-115 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, tying the series at two games apiece.

04/28/2015

J.R. Smith

WATCH: Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith Ejected For Knocking Jae Crowder To Floor

J.R. Smith was ejected from Cleveland’s playoff game on Sunday after swinging his arm back and knocking Boston’s Jae Crowder to the floor early in the second half.

04/27/2015

Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets attempts to drive against the Atlanta Hawks during the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center on April 25, 2015. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Disrespected Nets Could Save NBA From 1st-Round Doldrums

Considering the number of lopsided series in the first round, Monday’s Game 4 between the Nets and Hawks is a must-see event for all NBA fans.

04/27/2015

Alan Anderson #6 of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates during a game against the Atlanta Hawks in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 25, 2015 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Beat Hawks 91-83, Pull Within 2-1 In Series

Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta 91-83 on Saturday, cutting the Hawks’ lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference playoff series.

04/25/2015

Deron Williams reacts after missing a basket in the final seconds of the Brooklyn Nets' 96-91 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on April 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Once Again, Nets’ D-Will Comes Up Small In Huge Moment

A Little League coaching colleague of mine has this saying: “You can’t hide in baseball.” It turns out that it’s also true in basketball.

04/23/2015

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 22:  Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks shoots the ball against the Brooklyn Nets in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 22, 2015 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Put Up A Fight, But Fall In 2-0 Hole To Hawks

Paul Millsap scored 19 points and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks again survived a tougher-than-expected test from the Brooklyn Nets, holding on for a 96-91 victory.

04/23/2015

Knicks president Phil Jackson (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Phil Jackson Gives Knicks Fans The Cold, Hard Truth

There were no brash comments or predictions about turning the Knicks into a championship-caliber team overnight. This was stuff the fans needed to hear.

04/22/2015

Mirza Teletovic of the Brooklyn Nets shoots before Game 1 against the Atlanta Hawks on April 19, 2015 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ Teletovic Probable For Game 2 Against Hawks

Teletovic was ruled out for the season with blood clots in January, but his condition improved and he was cleared to play last week.

04/22/2015

Phil Jackson (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jackson Keeping All His Options Open Heading Into Very Important Offseason For Knicks

The Knicks finished with the second-worst record in the NBA behind Minnesota, meaning they have a 19.9 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick during the lottery.

04/21/2015

LeBron James (credit: Gary Dineen/NBA/Getty Images)

Man Charged In Fight Over Whether Michael Jordan Or LeBron James Is Better

Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a Pennsylvania man’s arrest on aggravated assault and other charges.

04/20/2015

Boomer & Carton with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Credit: Al Dukes/WFAN)

Adam Silver On WFAN: Knicks Fans Need To ‘Give Phil A Chance’

“For Knicks fans here, what you want is somebody who has a plan, who has a theory on how to build a team over time.”

04/20/2015

Thaddeus Young of the Brooklyn Nets against the Atlanta Hawks during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on April 19, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Will Regret Not Capitalizing On Hawks’ Subpar Performance

This was the game the Nets were praying for — and yet they still fell short. Don’t count on it occurring again in Game 2.

04/20/2015

Brooklyn Nets v Atlanta Hawks- Game One

Korver Scores 21, Hawks Hold Off Pesky Nets 99-92 In Game 1

Kyle Korver scored 21 points, including five 3-pointers, and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks held off the pesky Brooklyn Nets 99-92 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoff series Sunday night.

04/19/2015

Mirza Teletovic (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ Teletovic Cleared To Return After Blood Clots In Lungs

The Nets announced Friday that Teletovic would be listed as out for their playoff games, and they would provide updates if his status changed.

04/17/2015