On Sunday afternoon, just three games were on the NBA schedule including the Atlanta Hawks visiting the Brooklyn Nets. Both teams entered the game at 1-1 for the early season, but only one would end up going 2-1 after today. That team that came out ahead was Brooklyn with a 12-point win thanks to D'Angelo Russell and reserve player #Allen Crabbe. Here's the latest Hawks vs. Nets recap with top performers, statistics, a standings update, and what's next on the schedule.

NBA game recap

The Hawks jumped to a 25-19 lead in the first quarter, but Brooklyn surged back on a 37-28 scoring pace in the second to take a 56-53 halftime lead.

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In the second half, the Nets outscored the visitors 60-51 and ended up taking the game 116-104 at home.

Leading the way for the Brooklyn Nets was guard D'Angelo Russell. He shot 6-for-13 from the field and had 16 points but also dished out 10 assists and grabbed seven boards. Demarre Carroll had 17 points while Caris Levert scored 16 points and had six rebounds. Allen Crabbe came in off the bench to give 26 minutes and scored a team-high 20 points which included him hitting four 3-point shots.

For the losing side, it was Dennis Schroder scoring 17 points and dishing out eight assists, while fellow starter Kent Bazemore scored 16 on 4-for-12 shooting. Marco Belinelli came in from the bench and provided 19 points on 5-of-13 shooting while rookie John Collins had a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

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For the game, the Hawks shot just 34 percent overall and 25.9 percent from three-point range. The Brooklyn Nets knocked down their shots at a rate of 47.1 percent with 39.3 percent for their rate from downtown. The Nets outrebounded the Hawks 51-48 for the game but had 18 turnovers compared to just 16 for the visiting team.

Standings and what's up next

Today's loss puts the Atlanta Hawks at 1-2 overall and 1-2 on the road. After losing Paul Millsap to free agency and then trading away Dwight Howard, this is a team in rebuild mode. They're not expected to contend for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference but could surprise people if they go on a run. The Hawks visit the Miami Heat on Monday starting at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

For the Brooklyn Nets, they're off to an early 2-1 start with today's win. This is a team that wasn't expected to do much this season but keep in mind that it's still early on. They've gone 2-0 at home so far this season. Next up, they'll take on the Magic in Orlando this Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. #Dangelo Russell #Double Double