The Celtics defeated the Sixers Tuesday night, moving the Nets to within one game of Philadelphia for the last playoff spot in the East. It also put the Nets in control of their playoff hopes since they play the Sixers on Sunday, and would own the tiebreaker if they won that game.
- Ball Is in Nets' Court for Playoffs - Jason Diamos - New York Times
- If they win final five, they're in - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger
- Crunch Time - Bob Considine - Asbury Park Press
- Nets focus only on themselves - J.P. Pelzman - Bergen Record
- Kidd zeroes in on Nets' final five - Krstie Ackert - New York Daily News
- Win & They're In - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Nets in the race for eighth - MSG Network