Hawks have chance to make up ground on NetsPosted by Inside Hoops
At least one Hawks player is looking at Sunday’s key matchup against the Nets with an eye toward the playoffs.
DeShawn Stevenson said there is a something more at stake in the game.
“It means a lot because we might end up playing them (in the playoffs),” Stevenson said. “We don’t want to be down 3-1. That game is important.”
The Hawks have lost two of three meetings with the Nets this season, including a poor performance March 9 in a 93-80 loss at Philips Arena.
The Hawks (36-29) have the same record as the Bulls, who own the tiebreaker, for the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference. They are two games behind the fourth-place Nets (38-27). The Celtics, who played the Bobcats on Saturday, would make it a three-way tie with win.
– Reported by Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution