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Nets stay alive, wait to see if they get playoff spot

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets kept alive their hopes for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot, beating the Orlando Magic 101-88 on Wednesday night behind a career-high 28 points from Bojan Bogdanovic.

The Nets waited to see if the Memphis Grizzlies — coach Lionel Hollins’ former team — could beat the Indiana Pacers later Wednesday, which would send Brooklyn to top-seeded Atlanta on Sunday for the opener of the playoffs.

If Indiana won, the Nets would miss the postseason for the first time since moving to Brooklyn in 2012.

Brooklyn snapped a two-game skid that put its postseason hopes in jeopardy after a playoff spot looked secure last week. The Nets finished 38-44 with a league-high payroll of nearly $90 million.

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