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The Atlanta Hawks look to draw a step closer to the top half of the East Standings Sunday night when they take on the Brooklyn Nets.
Riding back-to-back wins the Atlanta Hawks head to Brooklyn to face the Nets in a key matchup in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. The Hawks are currently in seventh place but just two games back of the Nets who are fourth. Brooklyn holds a 2-1 advantage in the season series and the Hawks hope to even that back up with a win on Sunday.
"It would be ideal if we split the series, and we are going in there with the mentality of getting the game back that they won here," Al Horford said. "I don't think that will determine anything with the playoffs. I know what we are capable of as a team."
Brooklyn is coming off of four straight off days but will embark on an eight game trip that will include the west coast after Sunday's game. The off days were big for Joe Johnson who sat out Tuesday's win over the Hornets because of a sore heel.
After Saturday's off day the Hawks could get point guard Jeff Teague back in the starting lineup. Teague came off the bench in Friday's win over the Suns in his return from an ankle injury. He struggled early on in his return finishing 2-10 for eight points and four assists but appeared to get more comfortable as the game wore on.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, March 17, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Radio: 680 The Fan, 93.7 FM
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass Broadband
Odds: The Hawks are four point underdogs on the road to the Nets.