Nets-Sixers: Three Things to Watch



Even though the Nets thrashed the Detroit Pistons last night, they still sit 2.5 games behind both the Chicago Bulls (4th seed) and Toronto Raptors (3rd seed) for home-court advantage in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

With the Raptors off tonight and the Bulls playing at Washington, the Nets have a chance to gain some ground if they can do what the world expects them to do in Philly tonight: win.

Though the Sixers have just 17 wins this season, one of them came against the Nets back on December 20th. Of course, that was a different Nets team and a different Sixers team: since January 1st, the Nets are an Eastern Conference-best 31-13 while the Sixers are near the Eastern Conference cellar at 8-38.

Here’s three things to watch ahead: