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Nets clinch playoff spot after win, Pacers loss

Joe Johnson thought about so many missed chances by the Nets this season, unsure whether he would play another game this season. He will — starting Sunday right in his old city. Brooklyn clinched the final Eastern Conference playoff spot, beating the Orlando Magic 101-88 on Wednesday night before the Memphis Grizzlies knocked off Indiana. The Nets and Pacers tied at 38-44, and Brooklyn earned the No. 8 seed after winning the season series. The Nets will visit top-seeded Atlanta on Sunday for their playoff opener. "If you get in, it's a whole new season," Johnson said before the Grizzlies' 95-83 victory. "Everybody is 0-0 and then you wipe your hands clean...

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