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After a slow start, the Brooklyn Nets took care of business on Wednesday, defeating the Atlanta Hawks at home. 

  • Brooklyn Nets 116 (21-22)
  • Atlanta Hawks 100 (12-29)
  • NBA, Final, Box Score
  • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Nets followed up their disappointing defeat in Boston nicely, handing the Atlanta Hawks their 29th loss of the season.

With DeMarre Carroll and Joe Harris inserted back into the rotation, the Nets received a balanced effort from across the board. Of the ten players who received minutes tonight, seven scored in double figures.

D’Angelo Russell was impressive tonight, putting up his fourth 20-point game of 2019. Russell scored 23 points on an efficient 11-of-20 shooting.

Brooklyn came out the gates flat. In the first quarter, Atlanta outscored the Nets 38-23. That lead ballooned all the up to 46-27 before the resilient Nets pushed back.

Ed Davis was one of the orchestrators of the furious comeback. He created second-chance points all night long, grabbing eight offensive boards (on top of his eight defensive boards).

Brooklyn went on an amazing 91-54 run to secure the victory in blowout fashion. Quite impressive.

Of course, the main highlights of the night came from none other than Jarrett Allen. Allen has seen his fair share of highlights broadcasted across major networks, and he was generous enough to add a few more to the library.

Brooklyn’s next game is on Friday, as they head to Toronto to play the top-seeded Raptors.

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