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Optimism on the rise for Nets fans ahead of Game 4 against the Celtics

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in Brooklyn Nets fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

What a difference a few weeks make.

According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 90 percent of Nets fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 89 percent last week and 83 percent two weeks ago.

Sure, Friday night didn’t go as planned, but a 2-1 lead in the series still has the Nets in the driver’s seat. See, winning helps.

With the first-round of the playoffs underway, the most noticeable difference in the games has been the addition of nearly full crowds. More than 50 percent of fans around the country said the inclusion of fans has significantly improved the viewing experience, only 16 percent said it hasn’t improved the experience at all.

Having fans in attendance provides at least the semblance of a home-court advantage. Only a quarter of Nets fans believe Brooklyn would have finished the regular season with a better record had fans been in attendance all season long.

With the rest of fans around the country watching at home, there is no shortage of great opening round series to enjoy. 30 percent of fans around the country believe the Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers series is the best of the group.

The New York Knicks series against the Atlanta Hawks is the next most popular choice, with 21 percent of the vote. Two percent of fans picked the Nets’ series against the Boston Celtics.

Similarly, 26 percent of fans believe the Suns best display the characteristics of a successful team. 12 percent picked the Nets.

To vote in the Reacts surveys and have your voice heard each week, sign up here.