Let’s Get It On: Nets ready to take the first steps to the NBA playoffs at the Play-In Tournament vs. Caves.

After several weeks of uncertainty in the regular season, the Brooklyn Nets have finally gained clarity on what the first steps of their post-season journey will look like.

This is a play-in match.

Brooklyn finished the regular season on a four-game winning streak and won 12 of the last 17 games they played on Sunday, officially and finally the 7-series in the East. The team is set to host the Cleveland Cavaliers tournament on Tuesday, April 12th. The match will be televised nationally on DNT at 7:00 pm with Diffoff time. (YES has no coverage. National rights holders have exclusive rights.)

“The regular season has prepared us for this time. It’s about relaxing from what we’ve learned throughout the year, relaxing about who you are as a player and playing mentally freely, ”Kevin Durand said. “I think that’s what all the best teams are doing at the moment, that’s what you’ve been working on all season. We’re looking forward to this opportunity. It’s the first step in getting us to the playoffs. We need to look at business.”

The Nets have the luxury of needing only one win to advance to the playoffs. If it comes to Tuesday, Brooklyn is in 7th place and Boston will face the Celtics. If the Nets drop that match, the team will face a win-or-home game against the winner of the 9/10 play-off game (Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks) on April 15 for the 8th row.

“Let’s get it,” said Kyrie Irving. “It’s a special time of year, something to look forward to playing against a team like the Cavaliers. Something to go home to. It’s going to be a complete war. ”

This is the first time both Durant and Irving have competed in a play-off – a match that was introduced last season. This is unfamiliar territory as an owner for the Nets.

“Just play. Can’t put too much pressure on you. You understand how important that is [Play-In] The game already exists. The best thing to do is to play for free, stick to the game plan and trust your teammates, “Durant said as he approached Tuesday’s play-in matchup.” Usually you approach these games like this.

It is safe to say that both the nets and the guards knew a lot about each other. Brooklyn held Cleveland on Friday to get a tiebreaker on the standings. The Nets did it in the usual Nets style, blowing up a 17-point lead and making the win harder than necessary. Overall, Brooklyn took advantage of the 3-1 season series against their play-off opponent.

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It may be a blessing or a treat that both Nets and Cavaliers played each other a week ago. Teams know each other’s plans, how they want to play, and most importantly, what changes can be made Tuesday night.

“I think it’s helpful for both teams. I do not know what the benefit is. It’s the same scenario for both teams,” Steve Nash said before the match against the Cavaliers recently. “Whoever plays better will win.”

In previous seasons, both the 7-seater and the 8-seater would automatically take the playoff spot at the end of the regular season. Last season, there were many players who expressed negative comments about the play-off, especially LeBron James. The Brooklyn superstar couple have no problem with this.

“Honestly, I have no idea what it is. What it is,” Durant said. “It’s nice to have the opportunity for two teams to make the place. The fans will like it. No complaints from me.”

“No. 1, I think someone is in the background of ‘hip-hip hooray’ about play-in competition. Last year you got Steff and LeBron. This year you get me and Cady in the play-in game against the Caves, ”Irving said. “In the West, Minnesota and the Clippers. I think someone in the back room is saying it works.

From last season’s Stephen Curry, LeBron James and Anthony Davis to Durant, Irving, Paul George, Carl-Anthony Downs and Company this year, the play-in competition has been a success in the eyes of fans and the league. According to Durant, he believes it’s good for the game, until the second year matches make good work on hard wood.

“It depends on how the games are. The format of the playoffs and not all things really matter. It’s about the preparation on the field and the players on the ground, ”Durand said. “I’m sure there will be some good basketball with the talent we have in this league.”

Despite having a fair share of games to win in Brooklyn regular season, the team gets their first real appearance Serious Keep all eyes on them on Tuesday night and win. And their stars are better known than anyone else.

“As a competitor, it feels like one of the Game 6s, Game 5s, Game 7s, where you have to win,” Irving said. “You know the ball is going to tip, it’s not really going to depend on anything other than the will, the skill, how they prepare, the physical ability, how well you know the other team’s attack plans, and really focus. Possessions in three minutes. Other team runs. Is going to take, you have to be ready to endure it.

“You never know what will happen in games like this. You have to be prepared for anything that can happen and come up with a fearless attitude against another great team. I’m looking forward to it. Come on.”

At least for now the state of health remains unchanged. Despite all the optimism on Sunday, Ben Simmons will not play for the Nets, but Seth Curry could come back. Cavs’ MVP, Jared Allen, is out of Cleveland with a broken finger.

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