The regular season of the nba He only has a couple of days left to come to an end and several of the playoff qualifiers are already known, including Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks they were able to register their names in the next round where they would begin to play face to face for the league title.
Without Kyrie Irving and without Kevin Durant
The Nets managed to get into the sixth box of the Eastern Conference with a record of 45 wins 36 losses with one game left against Philadelphia 76ers but with the ticket to the playoffs already in hand.
The Brooklyn quintet had two important casualties in the middle of the season, Kyrie Irving who went out to the Dallas Mavericks and Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns, even without their two stars the Nets were able to reach the playoffs and even with a better record than last season when they had both players in good shape.
“This group has endured. We choose to be brave over comfort. That’s hard to do in this league.”commented coach Jacque Vaughn after qualifying.
They return to the playoffs
Of the last 5 NBA seasons, the Knicks had only qualified for the playoffs once and after being very close last year this 2023 they placed fifth in the East to directly access the postseason.
with record of 47 wins and 34 losses they secured their place last Thursday by beating the Indiana Pacers and will fight to win a title since 1973.
The rest of the qualifiers
Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks they clinched first place in the Eastern and Western conferences, respectively; while for now Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, along with the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks complete the East qualifiers; waiting for the play-in.
In the West, Denver is joined by Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns; waiting for two other places that will be defined on the last day.
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