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  • Writer's pictureBruno Asoka

Hawks trapped with Nets

Brooklyn Nets defeated Atlanta Hawks 120-116 in home court Barclays Center. A combined 67 points, Durant (34) and Irving (33) contributed to the win.

The Nets won for the ninth time in their last 12 games overall as TJ Warren scored 14 points and Ben Simmons made his four-game comeback from a left calf strain with six points, seven rebounds, and six assists.

Since relocating to Brooklyn ten years ago, they hadn't played seven straight home games, but they seized the opportunity, losing only to the NBA's top-ranked Boston Celtics and moved up to fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

The Nets, who improved to 15-12 after a 1-5 start, acknowledged the good homestand meant a lot to them, according to Simmons.

Trae Young had 33 points and nine assists for the Hawks, while Bogdan Bogdanovic rebounded from a miserable game at the Knicks two nights earlier with 31 points.

Clint Capela had 15 points and 11 rebounds, but the Hawks dropped their third straight while playing without injured starters John Collins, De'Andre Hunter and Dejounte Murray.

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