Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta Hawks to extend streak

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The Brooklyn Nets extended their winning streak to three games last night with a 91-86 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at the Barclays Center.

The Nets have had a torrid start to the season, only winning 13 games so far and currently sitting outside of the playoff places in the Eastern Conference.

However, last night's win was their fourth in six games and they are undefeated in 2014 despite missing Deron Williams through injury.

So is this the start of a successful Nets season? Coach Jason Kidd hopes so.

"We're going to have our hands full," said rookie coach Kidd. "But we've got to come with the same effort that we've had since the new year started."

Without Deron Williams, other players stepped up last night as Joe Johnson scored 23 points and Kevin Garnett added 10 rebounds to the cause.

Garnett was in high spirits after the victory.

"The confidence is building, morale is high. Since the new year, we've obviously tried to turn this thing around."

There is still a lot of work to do for Brooklyn who sit a game out of the eighth seed with a 13-21 record but this run of games has shown that the Nets have capacity for improvement.

The Nets next face a two-game home-stand against the Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat before they travel to the Toronto Raptors.

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