Nets are in the playoffs, and the turnaround is complete

Nobody thought the Nets could do what they’ve done. Nobody expected the Nets to make the playoffs.Not the oddsmakers. Not the media. Not even their own coach.

But they proved them all wrong. They did it by overcoming all sorts of obstacles in a breakthrough season, and did it with a 108-96 win Sunday over Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

“Like I told them — no one believed we could do it,” Kenny Atkinson said. “Those are the most beautiful moments in sports. I’ve never won an NBA championship, but next to that, we’ve proven everybody wrong: The predictions, even their head coach. They proved me wrong. They’re much better than I thought they were going to be. I didn’t know that tightness until I got to know that group.”

That group has made the postseason for the first time since 2015, and guaranteed their first non-losing mark since the year before that.

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