The Brooklyn Nets are currently 5th in the Eastern Conference playoff race, just two games behind the Bulls at 4th and 2.5 games behind the Raptors for 3rd and the Atlantic Division lead. But, as far as Paul Pierce is concerned, the Nets are not thinking all that much about playoff positioning, according to Rod Boone of Newsday.
"We haven't really said where we want to be," Pierce said Tuesday. "We want to obviously win the division, but we know that even if we do start on the road, we are more than a capable team that can get the job done on the road. We've had some great wins in some of the toughest buildings in the league, when you talk about going into Oklahoma City, when you talk about going into Miami.
"So, I know what we are capable of even if we have to go on the road for the playoffs."
The Nets are currently riding a 9-game win streak at home and are 21-11 at Barclays Center on the season. As for their road record, well, they are 13-20 away from home.
Pierce and Boone spoke about the importance of having Kevin Garnett back for the stretch run, as Pierce referred to him as the team's "defensive anchor."
Of course, with Garnett out, Mason Plumlee has stepped in and played beyond expectations, which allows the Nets another weapon if and when Garnett returns from back spasms.
Brooklyn takes on the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night, a team that is 2.5 games behind the Nets in the playoff race.
- Paul Pierce says it doesn't matter where Nets play in playoffs - Rod Boone - Newsday