With the Nets' loss to the Magic and the Bucks' loss to the Bulls, the Nets are 1.5 games out of the playoffs in tenth place, tied with the Bobcats. Before last night's action, John Schuhmann of NBA.com did an analysis of the six-team race for that final playoff spot . His take on the Nets: they have the toughest schedule but the best player, Vince Carter, and this is when stars shine.
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