Deron Williams scored 24 points leading the Nets to a 94-89 victory over Atlanta at Barclays Center on Friday.
Brooklyn did not, however, defeat the Hawks against the spread, which closed at 7 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 191.5.
Brooklyn got 20 points from Brook Lopez and another 18 points from Joe Johnson. Deron Williams contributed 7 assists, while Reggie Evans cleaned the glass with 20 rebounds.
The Hawks got a 21-point performance from Jeff Teague, who was supported by 17 points from Devin Harris. Jeff Teague had 10 assists in a losing cause for Atlanta, while Josh Smith grabbed 9 rebounds.
Brooklyn won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 48-35.
Brooklyn heads into a battle against the Knicks. Atlanta, meanwhile, will have their next action against San Antonio.