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Nets vs Hawks: Game Thread - Hello, London!

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The Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets will both be short-handed in this afternoon’s matinee game across the pond in London.

The Hawks will be without starting small forward DeMarre Carroll, while the Nets will be down star point guard Deron Williams.

Carroll is staying back in the states due to the birth of his child.

Williams is still suffering from a sprained left ankle and will sit out for a fifth straight game.

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Quick Facts

Who?: Brooklyn Nets vs Atlanta Hawks

What?: NBA Invades The UK (Game #39, Home Game #20)

Where?: The O2 (London, UK)

When?: Wednesday, January 16 – 3:00 PM (ET)

How?: NBA TV


Probable Starters

Atlanta Hawks: 

PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Lou Williams | SF: Kyle Korver | PF: Paul Millsap | C: Pero Antic

Brooklyn Nets:

PG: Shaun Livingston | SG: Alan Anderson | SF: Joe Johnson | PF: Paul Pierce | C: Kevin Garnett


Injury Report

Atlanta Hawks: Pero Antic (back spasms) is questionable. Al Horford (right pectoral muscle surgery), DeMarre Carroll (personal reasons) and John Jenkins (low back pain) are out.

Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams (sprained left ankle) and Brook Lopez (fractured right foot) are out.


Current Records, Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold

Records: Brooklyn Nets (15-22) / Atlanta Hawks (20-18)

Streaks: Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Lost 1 | HOME: Won 2 | ROAD: Lost 3                             Brooklyn Nets –> OVERALL: Lost 1 | HOME: Won 5 | ROAD: Lost 1

Home/Away Records: Hawks are (14-5) at home / Nets are (5-13) on the road.

Atlanta Hawks: Lukewarm. The Hawks won back-to-back home games against elite teams in the Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets, but most recently lost a tough road game to the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.

Brooklyn Nets: Lukewarm. The Nets had reeled off five straight wins, which included victories over Oklahoma City, Cleveland, Atlanta, Golden State and Miami, however, they just got blown out in Toronto by 16 points.


Series Notes/Past Series Notes

The Hawks and Nets meet at The O2 in London, United Kingdom in the second-of-three games this year between the clubs. Atlanta is serving as the home team in the game. Brooklyn won the first matchup 91-86 on 1/6, led by Joe Johnson’s 23 points. Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague paced the Hawks with 16 points apiece. The clubs will finish the series in Brooklyn on 4/11. Atlanta last defeated the Nets 105-93 on 3/17/13 in Brooklyn. The Hawks lead the all-time series 90-68 (57-21 as the home team). The teams have never met on a neutral court.


Atlanta trailed by six after one and by eight early in the second but closed the first half on a 19-6 run for 52-46 lead at the break. Brooklyn opened the third quarter on a 14-0 run to reclaim the advantage and held a 72-67 edge going to the final stanza. A 7-0 spurt midway through the fourth put Atlanta back on top (78-77). The Nets answered with seven straight points of their own and wouldn’t trail again. Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague had 16 points apiece for the Hawks, with DeMarre Carroll and Elton Brand each adding 10. Joe Johnson paced Brooklyn with a game-high 23 points. Brooklyn had advantages in points off turnovers (28-18), points in the paint (34-26), second chance points (20-15) and fast break points (8-6). Atlanta committed 18 turnovers on the night compared to 12 for the home team.


Common Threads

Joe Johnson spent seven seasons in Atlanta (2005-12), scoring over 10,000 points. Jason Terry was a Hawk from 1999-04. Elton Brand (2008-09), Kyle Korver (part of 2007-08) and Lou Williams (2007-09) were all teammates of Reggie Evans in Philadelphia. Kyle Korver (part of 2007-08 through 2010) and Paul Millsap (2006-11) teamed-up with Andrei Kirilenko (2006-11) and Deron Williams (2006 through part of 2010-11) at various times with the Jazz. Shelvin Mack (2011-12) played with the Wizards along with Andray Blatche. Brand was a teammate of Shaun Livingston with the Clippers (2004-07).

Information was used from the Hawks and Nets official gamenotes


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