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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

Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks goes up for a shot against the Brooklyn Nets on April 8, 2015 at the Barclays Center (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Playoff Schedule: Dates, Times, TV Info For Series Against Hawks

The Nets may have snuck into the postseason. But hey, they’re in. And anyone in has a chance to win.

04/16/2015

The Brooklyn Nets during a game against the Orlando Magic on April 15, 2015 at the Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Made The Playoffs! Now, Can They Win A Game?

For whatever cosmic reasons, the Nets will be competing in games with even more meaning. I was wrong about whether they would get there. That won’t stop me from putting on my soothsayer hat again.

04/16/2015

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15:  Thaddeus Young #30 of the Brooklyn Nets goes up for a shot against the Orlando Magic on April 15, 2015 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 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 Beat Magic, Sneak Into Playoffs After Pacers Loss

The Brooklyn Nets kept alive their hopes for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot, beating the Orlando Magic 101-88 on Wednesday night behind a career-high 28 points from Bojan Bogdanovic.

04/16/2015

The Brooklyn Nets during the game against the Chicago Bulls on April 13, 2015 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Need A Win And A Pacers Loss To Earn Playoff Berth

The Nets now need a win over the Magic and an Indiana loss at Memphis to qualify for the postseason.

04/15/2015

Deron Williams against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 12, 2015 at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Count ‘Em Out — Nets Done After Brick-Fest In Milwaukee

The only thing consistent about this team has been their inconsistency. Here’s one thing you can count on, though: On Wednesday, the Nets will be counted out.

04/13/2015

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