Friday's 107-102 loss to the Boston Celtics dropped the Atlanta Hawks all the way to seventh place in the Eastern Conference. They return home on Saturday looking to right the ship against the Brooklyn Nets.

Despite being in seventh place, the gap between the top half of the standings isn't that large. Atlanta trails fourth place Brooklyn by 1.5 games which makes Saturday's game all the more important. The Hawks and Nets split the first two meetings with each team winning on its home floor. The two teams will meet again at the Barclays Center on March 17.

Atlanta faced the Celtics on Friday in a playoff atmosphere. They fell behind early in the fourth quarter but came back late to force overtime. In overtime they struggled with their execution resulting in two costly turnovers late that ended up sealing the game for Boston. The loss was Atlanta's fourth in its last five games.