Originally posted on Brooklyn Balling  |  Last updated 3/23/13
It's not 2007 anymore, but the Nets are in the playoffs. Haven't been able to say that in six years   When the 76ers blew a six-point lead in under a minute Thursday night vs the hot Denver Nuggets (ironic, yes), something special happened to a team based on the other side of the country. The Philly collapse clinched a playoff spot for the Nets, who, via a series of tiebreakers they own over the 76ers and a few other teams, were able to guarantee their spot in the Eastern Conference postseason this April before teams like the Knicks, who didn't own such tiebreakers. For the first time in six years, since 2007, the Nets franchise will be participating in basketball games that truly matter, those in the playoffs. The accomplishment, although one that certainly doesn't absolve Brooklyn of any more work this regular season, signifies a major success in the master plan Mikhail Prokhorov had for this franchise when he bought the team back in 2009. In addition to the ...
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