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Brooklyn Nets Lost Game Five Against The Atlanta Hawks And Are In The Brink Of Elimination


The Brooklyn Nets lost game five against the Hawks 107-97 and are in the brink of elimination according to Espn.

The Nets now trail the series 3-2 and are going back home at the Barclay Center for Game 6 Friday night. They have many opportunities to win some games in the series from missed layups to open jumpshots. Historically 82 percent of teams who win game five in a 2-2 playoff series win the series. Stats is not stopping Nets Head Coach Lionel Hollins on preparing his team for game six.

Well, if we just played with stats we might as well mail it in and let Atlanta stay home,” said Hollins. “That’s why they play the games. Look at Chicago and Milwaukee [the Bucks trail the Bulls 3-2 after being down 3-0]. You’ve got to go play. The other team’s got to beat you four times. Yes, they have three, but there’s one more to be gotten, and we have to go out and compete and get that third win and then come back down here and be ready to get a fourth win — stats notwithstanding.

The road team so far in the series has not won a game yet. But the Nets overall lack in good starts against the Hawks, not enough scoring from the starting lineup and executing poorly at the end of the 4th quarter. They fought hard against the Hawks and hope to do the same game six to push for a potential game seven in the NBA playoffs.

We’ve got to put it behind us, move forward and take care of home court,” Johnson said. “That’s it. We’ve got to look forward to Game 6.

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