The Brooklyn Nets are headed to the road to face the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 NBA pro basketball playoff game slated for Sunday April 19th.
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Start time from Atlanta is scheduled for 5:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT TV.
The betting odds from Game 1 have the home side Atlanta Hawks the -10 point wagering favorite with a total lined at 201 ½ points.
The clubs met four times this regular season with Atlanta winning all four games. In the two games held in Atlanta it was the Hawks posting 113-102 and 131-99 victories.
Brooklyn improved to 38-44 on the year with the 101-88 home victory on Wednesday to the Orlando Magic as a -9 point wagering favorite. The total went under 203 points. This broke a two game losing streak.
The Nets outscored the Magic 26-13 in the final quarter. They shot 48% from the field with 9 of 24 from three. Joe Johnson led the starters with 16 points and seven rebounds hitting on 7 of 15 shots. Brooklyn allowed 485 shooting to Orlando, 7 of 20 three pointers and forced 17 Magic turnovers.
Atlanta fell to 60-22 following the 91-85 road defeat on Wednesday to the Chicago Bulls as a +5 ½ point wagering underdog. The total went under 198 points. The team with nothing to play for has lost three straight.
The Hawks shot 39% from the field with 8 of 29 from three. Dennis Schroder off the bench had 21 points and two rebounds hitting on 9 of 13 shots. They pulled down eight fewer rebounds than the Bulls. Atlanta allowed 40% shooting to Chicago with 7 of 24 from three point distance.
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