The Nets own head-to-head tiebreakers against Orlando and Detroit but not with Miami.
Following Wednesday, the Nets visit Milwaukee and Indiana on a back-to-back this weekend before ending the season at home next Wednesday against Miami.
Brooklyn has lost six of its past nine games since a four-game winning streak. The Nets returned home from a seven-game trip by beating Boston on Saturday but found themselves rallying from a slow start and falling short in a 131-121 home loss to Milwaukee on Monday.
"We weren't ready for that onslaught," Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. "Give them a lot of credit. They came with the juice and the energy. >> Read more
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