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.
ATL- Teague (PG), Harris (SG), Stevenson (SF), Smith (PF), Horford (C)
BKN- Williams (PG), Johnson (SG), Wallace (SF), Evans (PF), Brook Lopez (C)
Another great chance for the Nets to improve their standing in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. Gotta take advantage.