For the first time since 2007 the #Nets clinch a spot in the postseason

Updated: March 22, 2013

The Brooklyn Nets have done something in their first season in Brooklyn that the New Jersey version hadn’t done in five years.  That is – clinch a spot to play in the NBA playoffs.

The Philadelphia Sixers lost to the Denver Nuggets 101-100 and with that loss the Nets (40-28) clinched a very important spot in the playoffs while they were idle in LA waiting to play the Clippers tomorrow.

This accomplishment should not be understated at all with the fact that the Nets won a total of 46 games the last two seasons combined.

The Nets are still on pace right now to win 47 or 48 wins which would more than likely put them in a top four seed with homecourt in the first round.

The division is still a viable option as they are currently a single game behind the Atlantic leading New York Knicks who are trying to take control of their recent free fall and hold off the surging Nets.

There are five players on the current roster that have not competed in the playoffs to date and one who deserves it the more than most – Brook Lopez.  The rest are the rookies, Tyshawn Taylor, Mirza Teletovic and Tornike Shengelia, along with second year player MarShon Brooks.

Mikhail Prokhorov statement:

[blockquote]“Of course I’m pleased the Nets have made the playoffs, but I can’t say I’m surprised. We have a lot of talent which is really coming together now and starting to gel. I am confident that the team’s best days on the court are still ahead. We have a lot of talent which is really coming together now and starting to gel.”[/blockquote]

The Nets GM, Billy King, was quoted in an email by the New York Post below on the accomplishment.


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