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By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press
BROOKLYN—The Brooklyn Nets paid back the Hawks and now want to get even with the Knicks.
Deron Williams scored 24 points, making four free throws in the final 43.4 seconds, and Brooklyn beat Atlanta 94-89 on Friday night to earn a split of a home-and-home series.
Brook Lopez added 20 points for the Nets, who bounced back from a 109-95 loss in Atlanta on Wednesday that snapped their seven-game winning streak.
The Nets pulled within two games of the first-place Knicks ahead of Monday's matchup at Madison Square Garden, their final meeting of the season. New York has won the last two after Brooklyn took the first game as city rivals.Read the full AP Game Recap on NBA.com.
Brooklyn Nets (24-16)
|G · Deron Williams||G · Joe Johnson||F · Gerald Wallace||F · Reggie Evans||C · Brook Lopez|
ATLANTA HAWKS (22-17)
|G · Jeff Teague||G · Devin Harris||F · Kyle Korver||F · Josh Smith||C · Al Horford|
Anthony Morrow (sore lower back) is QUESTIONABLE.
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|21 PTS, 7 AST
7-19 FGs, 7-7 FTs
|"The block was enormous. Brook is playing as well as any center in the league. I don’t know another center that is playing better than him."|