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Brooklyn Nets secure playoff spot with record-setting home win

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The Brooklyn Nets will be playing playoff basketball this season after a 105-96 victory over the Houston Rockets secured postseason action.

The win was their fourteenth straight at the Barclays Center, a record sequence for the franchise.

Seven Nets players hit double figures on the night but it was Joe Johnson who stole the show, hitting 32 points, including a crucial 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter.

After an inconsistent start Jason Kidd has masterminded an impressive run for the Brooklyn franchise who now hold a 40-33 record, an achievement that saw the rookie coach named Coach of the Month for the second time in succession this week. 

Perhaps more impressive is the Nets record against teams from the Western Conference however.

In overcoming Dwight Howard and co, the Brooklyn Nets won their seventh consecutive game against teams from the West. In all they hold an 18-12 record against teams from their rival conference, with only the Miami Heat more impressive against Western teams.

James Harden top-scored for the Rockets with 26 points, with the Houston franchise remaining 4th in the West.

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