They now play seven of their next 10 games at home, where they have won 10 of their last 12. This is the time when they can make a push to catch the Toronto Raptors for the Atlantic Division lead, as well as the third seed in the Eastern Conference. This is a veteran team and they should know by now that nothing in this league is handed to you.
The Nets have had their fair share of struggles and hardships, but they still managed to stay within striking distance of their goals. When Brook Lopez went down with his season ending injury, many thought their season was over, but Jason Kidd adjusted his lineup and the Nets have went 18-8 since Jan. 1.
The Nets are at least two men deep at each position and have plenty of flexibility on their roster. With the addition of Marcus Thornton, they now have a trio of shooters coming off the bench that can stretch the floor and open up the inside for their great low-post scorers. Joe Johnson has struggled since returning from the All-Star game, but his teammates have been there to carry the load for him through his slump.
With less than 30 games left to play until the playoffs begin, the Nets must continue to move forward and not look back, being concerned with what other teams are doing. There is no reason they should not make the playoffs and advance past the first round. The Nets proved they can win on the road, now all they need to do is take care of business at home.