Nets-Bobcats: 3 Things To Watch

Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce & the Nets look to make it three straight against Charlotte. (AP)

The Nets made a big splash in their playoff push last night by doing nothing at all.

The Toronto Raptors, who before last night led the Nets in the Atlantic Division by two games, were upset by the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-100 Tuesday. This dropped the Raptors to 39-31, putting them just 1.5 games ahead of the Nets for the Atlantic Division.

To make matters more interesting, both the Nets and Raptors have cakewalks the rest of the way: ranking by opponent winning percentage, the Raptors have the second-easiest schedule remaining in the league, the Nets have the fourth-easiest schedule.

Both teams play tonight, and the Nets have the tougher challenge. The Raptors take on the 23-47 Boston Celtics, while the Nets will tackle the 34-37 Charlotte Bobcats, seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. These two teams played last week, with the Nets fighting off a Bobcats comeback to pull out a victory.

Here’s three things to watch.