Knicks want to play spoiler to Nets playoff chances

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At 14-60, the New York Knicks are well out of playoff contention, with each loss plunging them further into the lottery in the hopes of securing a top pick. Their cross-town rival Brooklyn Nets, on the other hand, are suddenly in the thick of a playoff race, hoping to secure a tiebreaker tonight over the Indiana Pacers and possibly move up as far as “sixth,” according to Thaddeus Young at shootaround Tuesday morning.

The two teams play Wednesday night, and according to tweets from reporters Ian Begley and Fred Kerber, the Knicks know they can spoil the Nets’ chances at the playoffs — and welcome the opportunity:

The Nets & Knicks kick off their last of four meetings Wednesday night (April 1st) at 7:30 P.M. EDT. The Nets won each of the first three, and a victory would be their first season sweep over the Knicks since the 2006-2007 season.