the nets, without deron, have beatean miami, gsw and okc on the road in their last 5. They're only 3.5 games behind us and looks like KG/Pierce are waking up. That's consistent with what happened in boston the last couple of seasons, where they always went on these long winning streaks in the second half.
I think the Nets will easily win the division over us, if they don't lose KG to injury. But we should be able to hold off the Knicks, we have a bigger advantage and they're not as good as the Nets.
If the Nets get it together and stay healthy, they will be very dangerous in the playoffs. That's a crafty team.