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The Brooklyn Net clinched a playoff spot by defeating the Sacramento Kings 119 – 106. The Nets are 3 – 2 in the bubble. The Nets are 3 – 2 in the bubble despite missing Spencer Dinwiddie, and DeAndre Jordan apart from Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, who had a couple of key performances to help Brooklyn get the postseason ticket early in the restart, finished with 10 points and six rebounds off the bench vs. the Kings. Rodions Kurucs added eight points and seven boards.
A day after his career-high performance, Bogdan Bogdanovic dropped 27 points and got six rebounds against the Nets. Nemanja Bjelica had four points and six rebounds as well.
Evan Fournier (22 points) and Nikola Vucevic (21 points, 12 rebounds) were the top offensive performers for the Orlando Magic in the 108 – 101 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite the defeat, the Magic advanced to the playoffs after the Washington Wizards were downed 118 – 107 by the New Orleans Pelicans.
Furkan Korkmaz played 17 minutes off the bench and scored four points for the Sixers.
From the Raptors, Marc Gasol finished with six points and Serge Ibaka with three points.
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