The Atlanta Hawks extend their winning streak to a season-best five-straight games with a 98-75 win over the Brooklyn Nets. Atlanta grabbed the lead with a dominant second quarter and never looked back behind another balanced offensive performance.
Things didn't start fast for Atlanta who made six of their first 22 shot attempts and trailed 18-16 at the end of one. Things turned in the second as the Hawks found their footing. DeMarre Carroll scored 14 of his team-high 18 points in the second as the Hawks made 12-18 field goal attempts and outscored Brooklyn 36-13 to take a 52-31 lead into halftime.
Atlanta refused to allow the Nets back in the game in the second half and eventually stretched the lead to as many 32 points.
Carroll hit 7-10 attempts and 4-5 from three point range for his 18 points. Paul Millsap finished with 17 points and nine rebounds while Jeff Teague added 14 points and five assists. Dennis Schroöder came off the bench to score 13 points including a highlight steal and dunk in the fourth quarter. Brook Lopez led Brooklyn with 20 points while Joe Johnson added 12.
Atlanta just missed out on scoring 100 points for the seventh straight game. The Hawks shot 43 percent from the field and knocked down 13-32 three-point attempts.
The Hawks return home to Philips Arena on Sunday for an afternoon matchup against the Denver Nuggets.