Terrence Ross

NBA East playoff matchups at a glance

NBA East playoff matchups at a glance

NBA EAST CAPSULES 1.ATLANTA 60-22 (Home: 35-6; Road: 25-16) 8. BROOKLYN 38-44 (Home: 19-22; Road: 19-22) Season series: Atlanta, 4-0. Key stat: Atlanta plays well on both sides of the ball. They were 10th in the NBA in scoring (102.2) and fifth in points allowed (97.1). Outlook: The Hawks must prove they are up to the challenge of coming out of the East by dispatching the Nets, otherwise there will be a lot of "told-you-sos" if Atlanta struggles in the series. The inconsistent Nets will need Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez to be consistent for Brooklyn to have any chance. Prediction: The Hawks are really good and will show it during the playoffs. Atlanta...