With a 98-92 Atlanta Hawks loss at the hands of the New York Knicks, the Brooklyn Nets will officially face the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
With both teams at 44-37 entering Wednesday night and the Bulls owning the tiebreaker with the Hawks, the Hawks only had a chance to play the Nets in the first round if they won and the Bulls lost. The loss seals their fate as the sixth seed, and they’ll play the Indiana Pacers in the first round.
The Nets lost the season series to the Bulls, losing three of four games. The Nets ended the season
The Nets are the fourth seed, meaning they’ll have home-court advantage against the Bulls in the first round. The first two games will be at Barclays Center, along with games 5 and 7, if necessary.
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