Grab your tickets because the Brooklyn Nets punched their ticket into this year playoffs with a win against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night in Tampa https://www.brooklynfanstoreonline.com/Spencer_Dinwiddie_Flag-143 . The win kept the Nets atop the Eastern Conference and ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers. The opponent tonight will be the Indiana Pacers. Indy is in the playoff chase, but barely. They had a three game winning streak snapped on Tuesday as the Portland Trailblazers knocked them around by 21 points. The Pacers are in ninth place, only a half game behind the injury depleted Charlotte Hornets. Where to follow the gameYES Network for the locals. NBATV for the out of towners. WFAN on radio. Tip off after 7 PM https://www.brooklynfanstoreonline.com/Iman_Shumpert_T_shirt-17 . Wel be entertaining fans on NetsDaily Clubhouse post-game. Join us here: 2-13 and Steve Nash who did it FOUR times, the most of any player in NBA history. )This year, Bogdon is having his best scoring year, at 21. 5 points per and although he isn at 50/40/90 levels, he close at 45/39/87. He also at career-high numbers in minutes (34. 9), rebounds (5. 3) and steals (0. 9). He been a bit up-and-down. Twice in the last 10 days, he had stingers, going 1-of-7 from deep against both the Spurs and Blazers. Against SA, he shot 5-of-20, the Blazers, 5-of-14. He is, in effect, the personalization of the Pacers. Indy has been a disappointment this season, but a good showing in the play-in games could help them over the long term. They could even wind up as the Nets first round opponent if they survive the play-in https://www.brooklynfanstoreonline.com/Jeff_Green_Pillow_Cover-101 . On the other hand, if Indy doesn make the playoffs, the Nets get their second rounder. If that happens, Brooklyn will have three second rounders. The James Harden trade didn eliminate all the Nets picks. Shoutout to KyrieFor as important as he is on the court, perhaps Kyrie Irving matters even more off it. As we reported, there a great article by Khaled A. Beydoun in The Undefeated. This quote from Jamad Fiin really stood out to me:s a Black Muslim ballplayer myself, who grew up watching Irving play, I love how he bringing positive awareness to the religion, because he such a big figure Iman Shumpert Face Mask . It makes me really proud, and inspires me to not shy from who I am a Muslim and a Black woman ballplayer, who shouldn have to choose between the things that I am and the things that I love. hen youe able to reach people and be a shining light for the next generation, it makes everything worth it. On the court, Irving is coming off of a meh shooting night against Toronto, but he been able to contribute in all aspects of the game and make winning plays. Brooklyn has been able to juggle everything thrown at them this season, and Irving masterful play has helped immensely. From the VaultEarly this morning, the Phoenix Suns clinched their first playoff appearance since the 2009-2010 season. That was an excellent squad that were on the receiving end of an all time Kobe Bryant playoff performance.