Brooklyn Nets Still In Position For Atlantic Division Crown

By Mark Wilson

Brooklyn Nets
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The Brooklyn Nets let their game against the Boston Celtics get out of hand. They tried to fight back, but ran out of gas in the end. The final score read 91-84, but it was never really that close. The Celtics played with more emotion and purpose than the Nets, but that was expected being that the Nets have defeated them two of the last three games.

Despite the loss, the Nets are still in great position in the playoff hunt, currently sitting with the sixth seed. The Nets finally managed to get their record a game over .500, but the loss against the Celtics dropped them back to 30-30. They are still chasing the Toronto Raptors in the Atlantic Division and are currently four games back.

Their upcoming schedule is favorable, as they face only five teams with winning records in the month of March. This is the time for them to make a serious move for first place in the Division and for the third seed on the Eastern Conference. The early struggles have made the Nets a tight unit over the last three months, and they have become a team to be reckoned with in the NBA.

The team is full of veterans who have been in the playoffs and played in the Finals over the years. The Nets had to climb out of a hole that was Bermuda Triangle deep, but they managed to do so with a renewed focus on defense and balance scoring.

The moment of truth has arrived for Jason Kidd and his team. Can he get them to buckle down for the last 22 games, or will they succumb to the pressure and let a division crown and playoff berth slip away?

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