When the NBA playoffs start next week, the Milwaukee Bucks know they will have home-court advantage throughout. Whether the Brooklyn Nets are joining Milwaukee in the postseason remains unknown.
While the Bucks can rest up and get ready to potentially make their first finals appearance since 1974, the Nets are in a wild scramble to get one of the last three seeds and make the playoffs for the first time since 2015.
Heading into Saturday's visit to Milwaukee, the Nets are jostling with the Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic and Miami Heat for the sixth, seventh or eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Nets (39-40) are 31-22 since losing 18 of their first 26 games this season but also are 3-7 in their last 10 games and 12-17 since a six-game winning streak Jan. 14-25.
Brooklyn's performance of late has left it in seventh place. The Nets are tied with Detroit, a half-game behind Orlando and one game up on Miami. Brooklyn owns head-to-head tiebreakers with Detroit and Orlando but not with Miami, which it hosts on Wednesday. >> Read More
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