Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.; here's what we'll be watching for:
JOE'S BACK: Joe Johnson will play -- albeit on a minutes limit -- after getting five days off to rest his sore left heel. Johnson has averaged just 13.7 points on 33.3 percent shooting in three games this season against Atlanta, his former team.
D'S WILL: Deron Williams is averaging 24 points and 13 assists in the past two games. He has committed just three turnovers over that span. Nice to be healthy again, isn't it, Deron?
ONE GAME AT A TIME: The Nets have made that cliché their mantra. They are well aware of their upcoming eight-game, 17-day circus road trip. But they can't afford to overlook the Hawks, who have won two straight. Brooklyn is 2-1 against Atlanta this season.