The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Brooklyn Nets 93-80 at home at Philips Arena. This was the second game of a back-to-back set for the Hawks. With the loss, the Hawks dropped to 34-28 on the season, 1-2 in the regular season series with the Nets, and 0-2 in their back-to-back set. The starters for the Hawks were Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver in the backcourt, Josh Smith and Al Horford at the two forward spots, and Johan Petro at center. Louis Williams (torn ACL, right knee) and Zaza Pachulia (sore right Achilles) were the two inactives for the Hawks. The leading scorer for the Hawks was Al Horford, with 15 points. He also grabbed 12 rebounds, giving him a double-double on the night. Josh Smith added 12 points and six boards. Johan Petro and John Jenkins contributed 10 points apiece, which Petro also grabbing six rebounds. The 10 points tied a season-high for Petro. The Nets were led by Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche, who each scored 18 points. In the first quarter, the Hawks got out to an 11-1 run. Petro led the Hawks with 10 points in the quarter, but the game was tied at 23-23 after one. The Nets outscored the Hawks 28-14 in the second quarter, and they took a 51-37 lead over the Hawks at the half. In the third quarter, Brook Lopez scored 14 points, and the Nets extended their lead even further, to 76-57, heading into the final frame. In the fourth quarter, the Hawks did outscore the Nets 23-17, but they still ended up falling by 13. I think the key reason the Hawks lost was steals. The Nets stole the ball 12 times from the Hawks, compared to just three Hawks steals on the Nets. The Hawks have to take better care of the basketball. Tough loss for the Hawks in Joe Johnson's second return to Philips as a Net.