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 ...

Joe Johnson back in action tonight for Nets as they take on Hawks with a chance to take ...

The Brooklyn Nets, coming off a four-day break, take on the Atlanta Hawks tonight at the Barclays Center trying to take advantage of a recent Knicks swoon which has left the top of the Atlantic Division ripe for the taking. The Knicks lost to the LA Clippers just now, bringing the difference between them and the Nets to just half a game.  The official preview for this game will...

Game 66 Preview: Atlanta Hawks (36-29) at Brooklyn Nets (38-27)

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...

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Nets Assign Shengelia, Taylor To D-League

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Game 66 Recap: Hawks 105, Nets 93. The One Where It Fell Apart like a Jenga Tower

Gerald didn't have it again tonight. He missed about seven layups (according to the unofficial counts of several Nets beat-writers). And those missed layups might have been the difference in this tough loss for the Nets   It really is a mystery why, so many times this season, a decent overall effort from the Nets has been completely neutralized by one awful...

Nets-Pistons Preview

The Brooklyn Nets failed to capitalize on a chance to gain a share of the Atlantic Division lead. They may have another opportunity Monday night. The Nets look to pull even atop the division as they open a franchise record-tying eight-game road trip against the Detroit Pistons, who are on the cusp of their longest home losing streak in over 12 years. Brooklyn (38-28) is one game...
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