The Brooklyn Nets head to Miami with a 5-game losing streak in what essentially is a must-win game against the Heat.
Brooklyn sits a half game behind the Heat for 6th place in the Eastern Conference standings. That puts them in the play-in tournament, for the moment.
Yeah, no one wants to have to go out and “win one to get in.” With the way the Nets are playing, though, they seem to be trending toward cementing themselves in that position.
That is, unless they can get past the Heat — and stay there!