After seizing home-court advantage, Hawks have reasons for optimism as series shifts to Atlanta

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The Hawks dropped Game 2 to the 76ers 118-102 and the series is even heading to Atlanta for Games 3 and 4.

Does that sound familiar? It should.

Despite the Hawks being in the playoffs for the first time with this current group of players, this is a scenario they've already dealt with.

It was just last series against the Knicks when they won Game 1 and lost Game 2. And in that series they won both games in Atlanta and went on to finish the Knicks off in five games.

While Tuesday's result wasn't the ideal one for the Hawks, there is still a great reason for optimism heading into Game 3 on Friday night.

There's no doubt the 76ers are a much better team than the Knicks and the Hawks are going to have to adjust back after Philly made their adjustments leading to the series being even. But it's nice to see a playoff situation the Hawks have a little experience with.