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April 25, 2015 Updates

Tim Bontemps: Mikhail Prokhorov is in attendance for today's game, I'm told, as he said he would be when he was here a few weeks ago. Twitter @TimBontemps

The Nets forward, bottled up by the Hawks in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round series Wednesday night, was frustrated that he couldn't get things going. His jumper was ineffective. So was his play inside, as he had his shots blocked or left them short. So he called himself out. "First thing I said when I came into the locker room the other night was, 'Fellas, I'm sorry. I didn't give you guys anything tonight. I've got to be better,' " Young said Friday. "I take pride in everything I do out there on the court and I take losses hard." Newsday

Can the home court advantage help? “Definitely," Young said. “Me being in the playoffs several times, it definitely helps. You have the hometown crowd on your side and you’re with your teammates. And just the energy and the atmosphere is flowing your way when you’re in your home building. You want that on your side. You want that energy. And you want that excitement." NBA.com

April 24, 2015 Updates
April 23, 2015 Updates

Williams stepped in after a rapidly closing Kent Bazemore flew past him, fired off a clean 16-foot pull-up jumper. It couldn’t have been written any better: this was Williams’s open shot at redemption after a rough shooting night, a well-created look Williams has hit thousands of times before. “We wanted to get him off the three-point line, and he had a good look, a good open look,” Hawks coach and NBA Coach of the Year Mike Budenholzer said at the podium. “I’m obviously hoping it doesn’t go in.” “It felt really good,” Williams sighed. “I thought it was in when I let it go.” The Brooklyn Game

April 22, 2015 Updates
April 21, 2015 Updates

Tim Bontemps: Lionel Hollins made sure to say Mirza is only probable to dress tomorrow, but if he does will be stunned if he doesn't get Earl Clark's mins. Same reason why it seems likely Alan Anderson will start for Markel Brown. Can defend Korver, Hawks will have to respect his 3-pt shooting. Twitter @TimBontemps

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. NBA.com

Hawks center Al Horford says he's definitely playing Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets. Horford dislocated his right pinky finger in the series opener, won by the Hawks 99-92. After a workout Monday, he said there was still some doubt about his playing status. But, after a full practice Tuesday, Horford said the finger feels much better and he's certain to be in the starting lineup. USA Today Sports

Simply put, Hollins isn’t too concerned with stopping Kyle Korver. “How many shots did he take yesterday and how many did he miss? See, if he’s that good, he’d make all of them.” Hollins said. “Everybody misses, man. He’s a good shooter, I acknowledge that, we acknowledge that as a team, we game plan for him because he is a great shooter. But until he starts shooting 100%, we’ve got to play and be in position to help, and then recover, and close out. “It’s not like we’re talking (Stephen) Curry. Korver, he’s a great come-off-the-screen guy, he’s great with moving without the ball, but he rarely puts the ball on the floor like Curry and shakes you up.” New York Daily News

April 20, 2015 Updates

In an extraordinary NBA TV post-game show, Isiah Thomas and Rick Fox ripped the Nets point guards and by extension, their game plan, with Thomas, the Hall of Fame point guard, saying that if he was Brook Lopez, he would have started a locker room fight with his point guards, "throw them up on the floor." "Their reluctance to throw the ball inside baffles me," said an agitated Thomas. "As a big man playing for the Brooklyn Nets, I would be sooo upset with the guards. The big man should go into the locker room and there should be a fight with the little guard. He should grab that little guard and throw him up on the floor and say, 'Next time, when I'm open, throw me the call in the paint.' "Watching the game as a point guard, I am seriously frustrated that you've got bigs underneath the basket with a man sealed on their back and you are reluctant to throw them the basketball." "He had 14 points, 17 rebounds, six for seven! That ball should have been inside to him a lot more tonight. " NetsDaily

Mirza Teletovic was ruled out of Game 1 just two days after being medically cleared to resume contact basketball. The 29-year-old, who had been treated with blood thinners until recently because of clots in his lungs, traveled with the Nets to Atlanta but simply didn’t have enough practices under his belt, according to Hollins. “The guy’s been off for three months,” the coach said. “He’s had two practices. You can’t expect a guy to come out and play.” New York Daily News

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