Posted April 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
Despite struggling through much of April, the Philadelphia 76ers are looking forward to the opportunity to clinch a spot in the playoffs. For the New Jersey Nets, the celebration Monday night will be about honoring the past as they prepare for a future in Brooklyn. The 76ers will try to wrap up a postseason berth and spoil the Nets' final games in New Jersey on Monday. Philadelphia (33-30) dropped seven of nine to begin April, but after winning the first two on a season-ending five-game road trip including a 109-106 overtime victory at playoff-bound Indiana on Saturday, can secure a playoff berth as soon as Monday with a win or a Milwaukee loss to Toronto. The 76ers can also still overtake New York, which they trail by one-half game for the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference. "I just said, 'You know, guys, we've worked so hard for two years. I would just hate like heck for us to let this season slip away from us,'" coach Doug Collins said. "&#...
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