Nets Making Adjustments For Game 2

ATLANTA – The Brooklyn Nets have no intention of making wholesale changes for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.

The Nets worked on adjustments at Monday morning’s practice at Georgia Tech that coach Lionel Hollins and company believe can send this series back to Brooklyn tied at one game apiece.

The Nets dropped a hard-fought opener, 99-92, on Sunday evening in Philips Center. They committed too many turnovers and got center Brook Lopez too few field goal attempts.

“It’s deeper than that," Hollins said when asked about Lopez only getting seven shots (he made six) in his 17-point, 14-rebound performance.

"We’re going to try to get Brook more shots. That’s the game of cat and mouse."

But Lopez, the quintessential team player, isn’t about to make this series about his touches.

“I’m going to try to be a bit more aggressive kind of early and be strong and look for stuff," Lopez said.

Al Horford suffered a dislocated pinky finger on his right hand and Atlanta is floating the possibility that its 7-foot center may not play in Game 2. If you believe that, half the Brooklyn Bridge is up for sale. Getting Lopez more touches is in play.

NETS GAINS: Hollins wouldn’t say if Bojan Bogdanovic would start at shooting guard in place of rookie Markel Brown. Hollins suggested that might be an adjustment he would consider. Bogdanovic did do some work with the first team.

Mirza Teletovic, who missed three months after blood clots were discovered in his lungs in February, went through his third straight practice. Teletovic said he felt he could contribute but wasn’t sure at what level.