The Brooklyn Nets are out to force a deciding Game 7 when the take the court to host the Atlanta Hawks in Game 6 of their NBA playoff series on tap for Friday May 1st. The Hawks and Nets get things started from Brooklyn at 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN has the coast to coast broadcast.
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Atlanta Hawks holds a 3-2 lead in this best of seven opening round series with the Brooklyn Nets. The Washington Wizards after sweeping Toronto Raptors in four games will be plenty rested as they face the winners of the Hawks and Nets series. Home court has held up in this series as all five games have been won by the home team. The matchups in Brooklyn have been won by the Nets 91-83 and they pulled out an overtime victory 120-115 against Atlanta in overtime.
Jeff Teague has led the Hawks in scoring in this series with 16 points per game average. Teague has been bothered by an ankle injury. Many of the Hawks players are suffering through ailments. Al Horford had an injuring to his finger. Paul Millsap and Kyle Korver are going through nagging injuries as well. Teague is coming off back to back 20 point games in this series and has seen his minutes skyrocket to 38 per game over his past two contests. Kyle Korver has been a disappointment in the playoffs for Atlanta as he is shooting just 40% from the field and 33% from the three point line which is well below is seasonal averages. Brook Lopez has elevated his game since the All Star break for the Nets. At one point this season Lopez was in coach Lionel Hollins doghouse as he was demoted to a reserve. The big man responded as his solid play returned him back to a starters role. Brook Lopez is averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds in this series with the Atlanta Hawks white shooting 54%. Joe Johnson shooting touch has been way off as the veteran guard is hitting just 33% from the field.