The New Jersey Nets lost their fifth game in a row on Friday night as they fell to the Atlanta Hawks on the road in Philips Arena by a score of 93-84. With the win, Atlanta has a 28-20 record, which is good for sixth place in the Eastern Conference and third place in the Southeast division behind the Heat and Magic. The Nets are in 13th place in the conference with a 15-34 record, and in last place in the Atlantic Division.
The Nets were led by Deron Williams, who scored 20 points in the loss to the Hawks. Kris Humphries added 17 points and Anthony Morrow came off the bench to chip in 11 as well. The Hawks were led by Josh Smith, who scored 30 points at home against New Jersey. Jeff Teague added 17 and Joe Johnson chipped in 16 points.
The Nets will try to avoid losing their sixth game in a row on Saturday at home against the Charlotte Bobcats at 7:30 p.m., while the Hawks travel to Washington to play the Wizards on Saturday at 7 p.m.