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.
The Hawks win 99-92. Korver scores 21 points, Carroll scores 17 points. Johnson scores 17 points, Lopez scores 17 points for the Nets. Atlanta leads East First Round Series 1-0. Millsap on his teammates:
It’s going to be tough to just blow teams out. It’s the playoffs. You expect them to hang in there and fight hard.
If you don’t believe you can play in this series, you should believe it now.
Johnson on the Nets’ loss:
This is going to be a tough series. This is one game. We’ve got to put it behind us.
On Hawks’ crowd boos:
It didn’t affect me. I pretty much expect it.