Game 66 Preview: Atlanta Hawks (36-29) at Brooklyn Nets (38-27)

Joe Johnson will get another shot at his former team this evening in Brooklyn 

When: 8:00 pm; Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY

TV: YES Network

The Nets return from an odd four-day break as they take on the Hawks, yet again, tonight at Barclays Center with a wonderful opportunity to finally gain the Atlantic Division lead, as the Knicks have lost to the Clippers in LA just an hour ago. The loss put New York just .5 games ahead of the Nets. A Net win would eliminate that deficit and since Brooklyn holds all the tiebreakers between the two teams, a tie at the top would give the Nets the slight advantage. 

As I mentioned earlier, we get Joe Johnson back as he returns from his recent foot injury, which cost him the Nets' last game, a win last Tuesday over the Hornets. We'll have to see how his body responds in his first game back.

Probable Lineups

ATL- Teague (PG), Harris (SG), Stevenson (SF), Smith (PF), Horford (C)

BKN- Williams (PG), Johnson (SG), Wallace (SF), Evans (PF), Brook Lopez (C)

Final Thoughts

Another great chance for the Nets to improve their standing in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. Gotta take advantage.

About Josh Burton

I'm a New York native who has been a Nets season ticket holder, in both New Jersey and now Brooklyn, since birth. Northwestern University (Medill School of Journalism) '18