The Skinny: Deron Williams opened the game with a hot hand, scoring 10 points in the first four minutes. But just like Wednesday night, the Hawks shot lights out from the field early on, hitting seven of their first eight shots. Both teams shot a similar percentage from the field in the quarter, which ended in a tie at 29.
Andray Blatche scored the 11 of the Nets? first 14 points of the second quarter, but the game remained close. Hawks? reserve guard Louis Williams was taken off in a wheel chair after injuring his right knee. Jeff Teague and Devin Harris again used their speed to give the Nets fits. The Nets played better defensively in the second quarter, but they committed 13 first half turnovers. The game was tied at 49 at the break.