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For 6th seed, game against Nets is a Two-fer

Missing the game, which I have tickets to... boo on work. 

I know the 6th seed could be a gotcha seed, since the Heat and Celtics are dead even for 2nd and 3rd, but for me it's about pride and going into the playoffs strong. I would much rather go in being the 6th seed than the 7th, wouldn't you?

Here's an interesting seeding set-up: Should the Knicks and Sixers end up with the same record at the end of the season, they're even in head-to-head games, so the tie-breaker will be whichever team has a better division record. Right now here's where it stands:

Knicks: 9-5 in the Atlantic, with Boston and Jersey left to play

Sixers: 8-7 in the Atlantic, with just Toronto left to play

So if the Knicks win tonight, that will also seal up that tie-breaker.

Right now the magic number to beat the Sixers is 4, but a win tonight along with the tie-breaker brings it down to 2 - with the Sixers still having to beat Orlando.

Also of note: The Knicks haven't been formally eliminated from the 5th spot, but a loss from them or a win by the Hawks would do that.

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