Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks: 5 Bold Predictions

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Three-Point Barrage

Apr 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll (5) shoots the ball against the Brooklyn Nets in the third quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

In the regular season, a big reason for the Hawks success was their ability to knock down three-pointers. They finished second during the season in three-point shooting percentage at 38.0 percent, as every starter shoots at least 30 percent from deep, led by an absurd 49.2 percent from Kyle Korver. That will continue in the postseason.

The Nets are one of the worst teams in the NBA at defending the three-point line, allowing teams to shoot 35.8 percent, ranked 23rd in the NBA. The Hawks will be sure to take advantage of that in this series just like they did during the regular season; in four regular season meetings, the Hawks made their three-point shots at a 41.4 percent clip.

The Nets just do not have the ability on the perimeter to defend at a high level, as their starting lineup prefers a slowed down, plodding type of game. The Hawks will destroy them in that scenario, as they will pick them apart in the half court with deadly three-point shooting.

In the series, the Hawks will make 12 three-pointers a game against the Nets. It will be one of the many facets of the game that the Hawks beat the Nets in.

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