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Atlanta Hawks looking to finish off Brooklyn Nets in Game 6 on Friday
Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) goes up for a shot against Brooklyn Nets' Alan Anderson (6) and Brook Lopez (11) in the first half of a first-round playoff game on Wednesday in Atlanta. - photo by John Bazemore | Associated Press
NEW YORK — They were separated by 22 victories in the regular season and a mere nine points so far in the playoffs. The Atlanta Hawks, on cruise control over the final weeks of the season, and Brooklyn Nets, who didn't even have a postseason spot until after their final game, have delivered one of the closest, most competitive series of the first round. Now Brooklyn will try to extend it.
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