If the Atlanta Hawks that were undefeated in January were playing in late April, this would be a very different post. But those Hawks seem to have gone the way of the Dodo.
The Brooklyn Nets won two games at home and made it a series with the Hawks by taking a couple steps, something I discuss in this latest PBT Extra. First, coach Lionel Hollins has drawn up a game plan that focuses defensively on slowing Kyle Korver — something Hollins said he didn’t have to do, but actions speak louder than words.
Second, the Nets have worked to exploit Brook Lopez’s size advantage inside against the banged-up front line of the Hawks.
We know what the Nets will do in Game 5, but can the Hawks counter? Or just find some of that January magic again?