Brooklyn Nets

BROOKLYN, NY - MAY 1:  Mike Scott #32 of the Atlanta Hawks goes up for a dunk against the Brooklyn Nets in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 1, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. 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)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Offensive Stagnation Led To Elimination By Hawks

You can break down why one of the teams won 60 games during the regular season while the other finished six games under .500 into one simple sentence: The Hawks dribble to pass while the Nets dribble to shoot.

05/02/2015

The Nets’ Jarrett Jack, left, drives against the Hawks’ Kent Bazemore during Game 5 of the teams’ opening-round playoff series on April 29, 2015, at Philips Arena in Atlanta. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Resurgent Nets To Try To Force Top-Seeded Hawks To Go The Distance

They were separated by 22 victories in the regular season and a mere nine points so far in the playoffs.

05/01/2015

Jarrett Jack of the Brooklyn Nets reacts during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on April 29, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Doomed Down Stretch In Game Of Jack Vs. 5 Hawks

The definition of a Nets fan’s fool’s gold: A Jarrett Jack hot shooting streak. You see, Atlanta doesn’t rely on one guy to play hero every possession.

04/30/2015

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 29: Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks drives against Thaddeus Young #30 of the Brooklyn Nets during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 29, 2015 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. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Hawks Hold Off Nets’ Late Burst, Take 3-2 Series Lead

Al Horford and Jeff Teague scored 20 points apiece, helping the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks hold off the Brooklyn Nets 107-97 Wednesday night in an NBA playoff series that’s closer than anyone envisioned.

04/30/2015

Brook Lopez #11 and Joe Johnson #7

Pressure Is On Hawks As Nets Look To Take 3-2 Lead In First Round

Atlanta has to know exactly what Brooklyn is feeling right now. And that knowledge might be scary.

04/29/2015

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

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

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

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

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

Lionel Hollins of the Brooklyn Nets talks with Joe Johnson #7 and Deron Williams #8 during the game against the Chicago Bulls on April 13, 2015 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hollins On WFAN: There’s As Much Pressure On Nets As There Is On Hawks

“We have to go out there and play well. We have to figure out how to slow them down offensively and we’ve gotta figure out how to score against them.”

04/16/2015

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