ff 22 turnovers and scored 15 times in the third quarter.The third quarters are kind of crazy, Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick said. from chenwen's blog

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have had a split personality this season, going from terrific during a 9-2 start that featured a six-game winning streak to horrific during a 1-10 swoon that included seven losses in a row. Steven Wright Jersey .Now are the Hawks ready to return to their good selves?It is a very small sample size, but Atlanta is showing positive signs in winning its past two games and will try to build momentum when it hosts the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.If the Hawks (12-12) do end up having the season they hoped, coming back from a 20-point halftime deficit to win at Milwaukee on Friday may be looked on as the turning point.Atlanta had shown little resiliency during its slump, losing back-to-back games by 36 and 44 points. That wasnt the case against the Bucks, though.The message was, dont lose by 20, forward Paul Millsap said after the win in Milwaukee. Dont do it again. It was just about having some pride, going out there and trying to get it done.Millsap, who missed three games during the losing streak with a bad hip, had 23 points and 14 rebounds during the comeback victory, and point guard Dennis Schroder scored a career-high 33 points.The Hawks have had three days off since the victory and they need to pick right back up from where they left off in Milwaukee.We have to take care of business Tuesday, Millsap said. Get another win and keep building off the last game weve had. Hopefully, well continue to get better like we did (Friday).We have to have the right mindset from the jump ball on Tuesday, coach Mike Budenholzer said.The Magic (10-15) lost 17 of their past 22 games against the Hawks and come to Atlanta on a three-game losing streak.Orlando was stingy defensively early this season. That hasnt been the case lately.Its just frustrating, Magic coach Frank Vogel said after Saturdays 121-113 home loss to Denver. When youre trying to build something, it takes daily work, daily habits. We certainly have slipped on the defensive end.Power forward Nikola Vucevic took a hard fall during the loss at Charlotte on Friday and sat out the Nuggets game because of a lower back contusion. He is questionable against the Hawks, as is center Bismack Biyombo with a sore left shoulder.The Magic salvaged a split of the four-game season series against the Hawks a year ago, winning the final two games. Vucevic was a big part of that, scoring 22 and 28 points.Hawks guard Kent Bazemore missed the last three games because of a sore knee, with Tim Hardaway Jr. taking his place in the starting lineup.Atlantas other recent lineup change is defensive-minded Thabo Sefolosha starting a small forward and Kyle Korver coming in to add offense when needed.I think Kyle can be really effective off the bench, Budenholzer said when making the move four games ago. I think it will be beneficial for both of them and us. 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The last two times the Denver Nuggets faced the Brooklyn Nets, they wound up with frustrating one-point losses.If the Nuggets defend like they did in the second half Monday in Philadelphia, a last-second shot might not be a concern.Defending consistently is a question mark for a team that has allowed less than 100 points three times and is in the bottom 10th in points allowed and defensive rating.The Nuggets continue their East Coast road trip Wednesday night and look to snap a five-game losing streak to the Nets.Brooklyn is 6-2 in the last eight games in the series and the five straight wins equal its longest winning streak in the series (also Feb. 17, 2002 to March 10, 2004).On March 5, Brook Lopez hit the game-winning tip-in with four-tenths of a second left in overtime to give Brooklyn a 121-120 win in Denver. On Feb. 8 in Brooklyn, Joe Johnson hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Nets a 105-104 win.Denver assured there would not be any dramatics during Mondays 106-98 win the 76ers. The Nuggets stopped a three-game losing streak and won for the second time in seven games by forcing 14 turnovers in the second half.Besides the active hands, the Nuggets had multiple contributors offensively. Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 24 points, rookie Jamal Murray added 22 and Will Barton contributed 16 of his 22 in the fourth.I was just trying to be aggressive, Gallinari said after going to the foul line 11 times. So I thought I did a good job with that. Im just glad we got this W because we needed it more than anything.Gallinari is averaging 17.3 points in his last four games after missing three contests with a bruised thigh. Barton has posted consecutive 20-point games for the first time this season while Murray came alive after shooting 28 percent (7-of-25) in his previous four games.You have to take a deep breath, enjoy the win and understand why you win, Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. When we winn is when we defend at a high level for four quarters. David Price Jersey. We have lot of different guys that can step up and help you win. Its nice to get on that bus to New York City off a win.Since Lopezs overtime game winner in Denver, the Nets are 8-32 in their last 40 regular-season games. Brooklyn won three of its last 20 games last season and is 5-15 this season.The Nets were 4-5 on Nov. 12 but have lost 10 of their last 11 games. Brooklyn snapped a seven-game losing streak with last Tuesdays double-overtime thriller against the Los Angeles Clippers but has collapsed at various points in the second half in its last three losses.The latest instance might have been the worst. The Nets were handed a 118-113 loss to the Washington Wizards on Monday as they squandered a 15-point halftime lead, allowed 35 points off 22 turnovers and scored 15 times in the third quarter.The third quarters are kind of crazy, Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick said. It has to be a situation where everyone wants to take the third quarter seriously. We (get) lax in the third quarter and thats when teams come back and bite us.It was the 10th time this season the Nets have been outscored by double digits in a third quarter and the 16th instance they committed at least 15 giveaways.We show them a lot of film, Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said. We have a phrase, play with the pass. Its real important when they do something, youve got to make that next pass and youre got to make that next read and its decision making.Eleven of those games with at least 15 turnovers have occurred since Jeremy Lin injured his left hamstring in the first half Nov. 2 against Detroit. 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