Peach State Sports Blog

Playoff capsule for Hawks-Nets

In the Eastern Conference, top-seeded Atlanta (60-22) opens the NBA playoffs against eighth-seeded Brooklyn (38-44).

Schedule (x-if necessary)

Sunday, April 19: Brooklyn at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. (TNT)

Wednesday, April 22: Brooklyn at Atlanta, 7 p.m. (NBATV)

Saturday, April 25: Atlanta at Brooklyn, 3 p.m. (TNT)

Monday, April 27: Atlanta at Brooklyn, TBD

x-Wednesday, April 29: Brooklyn at Atlanta, TBD

x-Friday, May 1: Atlanta at Brooklyn, TBD

x-Sunday, May 3: Brooklyn at Atlanta, TBD

Hawks vs. the East

How Atlanta fared against the other teams that reached the Eastern Conference playoffs:

Brooklyn, 4-0

Cleveland, 3-1

Chicago, 2-1

Toronto, 1-3

Washington, 3-1

Milwaukee, 3-1

Boston, 2-1

Hawks vs. Nets

The scores from the Hawks' four wins over the Nets during the regular season:

98-75

113-102

131-99

114-111

Hawks' leaders

Scoring: Paul Millsap, 16.7

Rebounds: Paul Millsap, 7.8

Assists: Jeff Teague, 7.0

Steals: Paul Millsap, 1.8

Blocked shots: Al Horford, 1.3

Nets' leaders

Scoring: Brook Lopez, 17.2

Rebounds: Brook Lopez, 7.2

Assists: Deron Williams, 6.6

Steals: Thaddeus Young, 1.4

Blocked shots: Brook Lopez, 1.8

Hawks' starters

PG: Jeff Teague

SG: Kyle Korver

SF: DeMarre Carroll

PF: Paul Millsap

C: Al Horford

Nets' starters

PG: Deron Williams

SG: Markel Brown

SF: Joe Johnson

PF: Mason Plumlee

C: Brook Lopez

Other Eastern Conference matchups

No. 2 Cleveland (53-29) vs. No. 7 Boston (40-42)

No. 3 Chicago (50-32) vs. No. 6 Milwaukee (41-41)

No. 4 Toronto (49-33) vs. No. 5 Washington (46-36)

Other Eastern Conference season series

Cleveland-Boston: Tied 2-2.

Chicago-Milwaukee: Chicago won 3-1.

Toronto-Washington: Toronto won 3-0.

Atlanta's recent playoff history

2013-14: Lost to Indiana

2012-13: Lost to Indiana

2011-12: Lost to Boston

2010-11: Beat Orlando, Lost to Chicago

2009-10: Beat Milwaukee, Lost to Orlando

2008-09: Beat Miami, Lost to Cleveland

2007-08: Lost to Boston

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