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Hawks picks up crucial win in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul Millsap posted 27 points and 10 rebounds, Jeff Teague scored 22 points, and the Atlanta Hawks moved a step closer towards sewing up a playoff spot with a 93-88 triumph over the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.

The win reduced the Hawks' magic number to one for the eighth and final playoff seed in the Eastern Conference with three remaining in the regular season, while stopping the Nets' franchise-record 15-game home win streak in the process.

Additionally, the result clinched the Atlantic Division for Toronto and ensured that Brooklyn will be no better than a No. 5 seed in the upcoming conference playoffs.

Mason Plumlee had 17 points off the bench in the Nets' first setback at the Barclays Center since Jan. 31. Marcus Thornton added 14 points for Brooklyn, which played without point guard Deron Williams due to a sore knee.