Posted March 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson looks set to return for another meeting with his former team. The Atlanta Hawks just avenged two recent losses and are looking to do the same to Brooklyn. These teams are in contention for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, and the Nets can take a key step towards that goal Sunday night if they hand the visiting Hawks a sixth straight road defeat. Johnson sat out Tuesday's 108-98 home win over New Orleans with a nagging bruised left heel. He returned to practice Thursday and should start Sunday. Coach P.J. Carlesimo gave his team Wednesday and Friday off with four days between games. The Nets (38-27) leave immediately after this contest to begin an eight-game trip Monday in Detroit. "The four days are really big not just for Joe but for all our guys," Carlesimo said. The Nets are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, one game behind Atlantic Division-leading New York. The Hawks (36-29) are tied for fifth ...
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