Nets 120-115 Hawks Game 4
The Nets win 120-115. Williams scores 35 points, Lopez scores 26 points and 10 rebounds. Teague scores 20 points, 11 assists, Carroll scores 20 points and Korver scores 16 points,11 rebounds for the Hawks. The Nets are tied 2-2 in the East First Round Series.
Williams on Game 4:
We really needed to get this one to stay in the series. and so it was definitely one of my better games this year for sure and probably as a Net.
Coach Budenholzer on Hawks loss:
This is what the playoffs are all about. What we expect is to be challenged, and this is a great challenge for us.
Coach Hollins on Game 4 win:
What a basketball game that was. To me, that’s what playing this sport is all about.
Hawks 114-111 Nets
The Hawks win 114-111. Horford scores 24 points and Scott scores 20 points and eight rebounds. Lopez scores a double-double (26 points and ten rebounds) and Williams has 14 assists for the Nets. Coach Budenholzer:
Brooklyn made a heck of a comeback. For our guys to keep their poise and to keep their composure and stay together and execute in some crucial moments on both ends of the court, that’s what you need going down the stretch.
No, not at all. Our focus (was) on this game, this team. We did a good job of that. We came out and we were ready to play.
Tonight they came out, hit us in the mouth early, but we just stayed with it. We fought, we clawed and that’s just the resilience that we have if we want to make it to that goal that we set for ourselves at the beginning of the season.
Nets 106-96 TrailBlazers
The Nets win 106-96. Brooke Lopez scores 32 points and nine rebounds, Williams scores a double-double (24 points and ten assists). Lillard scores 36 points and Leonard scores a double-double (17 points and 15 rebounds) for the TrailBlazers. Robin Lopez on his twin brother’s performance:
He’s a stubborn guy, No matter what people say about him, no matter what happens, he’s just going to stick with what he knows how to do. That’s what he’s been doing.
Well, it might have been a fluke.
We’re trying to close the door on those other teams and the only way you can do that is by winning.
Nets 100-98 Knicks
The Nets wins 100-98 against the Knicks. Williams scores 26 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, Lopez scores 18 points. Bargani scores 22 points, Early scores 14 points for the Knicks. Williams:
We’re just finding ways to win ballgames. We start off great and have some lulls. Tonight we had two, but at the end we buckled down and did what we had to do to win.
D-Will got a good look. He was being aggressive like he had been all night. I was right there around the rim and just tried to keep it alive.
It’s tough, but we kind of put ourselves in a hole earlier in the game, It wasn’t just that last play.
Nets 111-106 Pacers
The Nets beat the Pacers 111-106. Lopez has a double-double (24 points and 11 rebounds), Johnson scores 21 points. Hill scores 28 points for the Pacers. Coach Vogel:
We’ve got a game tomorrow night. There’s plenty of basketball still to be played.
It’s just a mentality, I guess, sense of urgency. Realizing we have a chance to make these playoffs and we’re just trying to make a push.
We’ve just got to bring it more and take away the loss and how bad it feels.
I Can’t Breathe shirts
James, Garnett, Irving, and Williams wear the black shirts with white text during the pre-game warmups for the Nets-Cavs clash, after Bulls guard Derrick Rose wore the same shirt in a Saturday pre-game warmup in solidarity for Garner. Nets guard Jarrett Jack, who played for the Cavs last season and says he supplied the Cavs players with the shirts after he heard James was looking for them:
I just heard people’s opinion on the topic, and I know [the Cavaliers] are on the road, this is the place where it happened, so if they wanted to be a part of the cause or make a statement without actually necessarily saying any words, I definitely extended the invitation…I know us as a team we’re gonna go out and try to make a stance and show that we’re a team that’s not with prejudice. We want to have tolerance for everybody.