Lichtenstein: Count ‘Em Out — Nets Done After Brick-Fest In Milwaukee

CBS New York

By Steve Lichtenstein
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The NCAA basketball tournaments may be in the books, but mark my words: on Wednesday night, the Nets will be cut.

I’m talking about the Brooklyn Nets, whose horrid “performance” in a 96-73 loss in Milwaukee on Sunday will likely have them excised from the 2015 NBA playoffs.

I know how the Eastern Conference standings read this morning—the Nets are technically still in the eighth and final postseason slot by virtue of the tiebreaker they own over the Pacers. Win their final two games, and the Nets are in.

But how can anyone expect that to happen given how poorly this group performs under pressure? Any time these Nets get even a whiff of prosperity, they blow it back out the door.

One more loss and the veteran Pacers, with star guard Paul George back in tow, will be the ones with destiny in…

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