Nets in Atlanta for Pivotal Game 5

Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, Bojan Bogdanovic

No, you haven’t been dreaming: the Brooklyn Nets take on the Atlanta Hawks tonight at 7:00 P.M. in Philips Arena with the chance to take a 3-2 series lead. With every game inching this series closer to its conclusion, Game 5 could swing this matchup.

It’s a best-of-three series, and winning “Game 1” (in this case, Game 5) means a lot. According to WhoWins, which tracks the winning percentages of sports teams at different points in best-of-seven series, a home team that wins Game 5 in a 2-2 series ends up winning the series 91.9 percent of the time. If the road team wins Game 5, they end up winning the series 74 percent of the time.

Anything is possible, of course. After all, the Nets lost Game 5 in Toronto last season, falling behind 3-2 in the series… and you know how that one ended.

More of our series coverage below:

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The Glue Guys Podcast: The Importance of the Playoffs

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