“We have to go out there and play well. We have to figure out how to slow them down offensively and we’ve gotta figure out how to score against them.”
The NBA has broken its attendance record by drawing nearly 22 million fans during the 2014-15 regular season.
The Nets may have snuck into the postseason. But hey, they’re in. And anyone in has a chance to win.
For whatever cosmic reasons, the Nets will be competing in games with even more meaning. I was wrong about whether they would get there. That won’t stop me from putting on my soothsayer hat again.
The Brooklyn Nets kept alive their hopes for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot, beating the Orlando Magic 101-88 on Wednesday night behind a career-high 28 points from Bojan Bogdanovic.
The Nets now need a win over the Magic and an Indiana loss at Memphis to qualify for the postseason.
Nikola Mirotic scored 26 points, Pau Gasol had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 113-86 victory Monday night over the Brooklyn Nets.
Ersan Ilyasova scored 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks clinched a playoff spot with a 96-73 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.
Brook Lopez scored 26 points, Bojan Bogdanovic added 22, hitting all six of his 3-point attempts, and the Brooklyn Nets continued their playoff push with a 117-80 blowout of the Washington Wizards on Friday.
Unfortunately, these are your 2014-15 Nets, folks. And if there’s one player who embodies the Brooklyn fans’ frustrations, it’s Jarrett Jack.
The Indiana Pacers stayed close to the final Eastern Conference playoff spot when they defeated the New York Knicks 102-86 on Wednesday night.
Al Horford made the go-ahead basket on a dunk with 19 seconds remaining, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Brooklyn Nets 114-111 on Wednesday night to complete a season sweep.
Brook Lopez dominated twin brother Robin and the short-handed Portland frontcourt with 32 points and nine rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Trail Blazers 106-96 on Monday night.
The 27-year-old has appeared in five games since signing a 10-day contract with the Nets on March 27, averaging 4.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 12.3 minutes.
The Nets have come back from the abyss to now own their postseason destiny. They have three home games this week, two of which are winnable.
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