Nets’ defense shows promise in overtime win against Hawks

When the Nets play defense, they are impossible to stop. The Nets scored 23 points on fast-break opportunities, including seven off Hawks turnovers, that proved critical to Brooklyn’s 132-128 overtime win over the Hawks in Atlanta. The Nets have now won three games in a row after beating the Heat in back-to-back outings in Brooklyn. A possession pivotal to the Nets’ win occurred in the opening minute of overtime, when Joe Harris stole the ball from Hawks forward John Collins and got the ball to James Harden, who pushed it up the floor and found Jeff Green for a dunk. That dunk gave the Nets a …

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