Of the six teams struggling to make that eighth and final playoff spot, the Nets may have the toughest schedule, but they also have a couple of distinct advantages. They play more games against the other five than any of their rivals and they have the two best players in Vince Carter and Devin Harris. The Nets start off the day a half game behind the Bucks, but a game ahead of them in the loss column.
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