Nets clinch playoff spot with win against the Kings

Caris LeVert
Photo: Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets clinched a playoff spot with a 119-106 victory against the Sacramento Kings.

The Nets are without Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie, Taurean Prince, Wilson Chandler and Nicolas Claxton.

In their absence, Caris LeVert, Joe Harris and Jarrett Allen have stepped up. Today, LeVert finished with 22 points, Harris had 21 points and Allen finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Brooklyn has won three of five games since the season restarted in Orlando. They have three games remaining before the playoffs begin. They could rest some of their key players in those three games.

The Nets will finish seventh or eighth in the Eastern Conference. They will have a difficult matchup against either the Toronto Raptors or Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the postseason.

Still, making the playoffs is a big accomplishment for the shorthanded Nets no matter what happens in the postseason.

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