Apr 2, 2014 at 2am UK at ​Barclays Center
FT
96
105
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
24
27
28
17
29
25
29
22

Result: Brooklyn Nets beat Houston Rockets to clinch playoff berth

Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots a fould shot against the Philadelphia 76ers during their game at the Barclays Center on December 16, 2013
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The Brooklyn Nets seal a playoff place after beating the Houston Rockets 105-96.

The Brooklyn Nets have clinched a place in the playoffs after beating the Houston Rockets 105-96.

Joe Johnson led the team with 32 points as the Nets wrapped up their 40th win of the season, sealing a first playoff appearance for 11 years for the Nets.

Johnson and Shaun Livingston helped the home side, who are unbeaten in 14 games at the Barclays Center, open up an early lead before pulling out of sight late on.

James Harden tried to keep the Rockets in contention, but they could not match Brooklyn late on, ensuring back-to-back defeats.

Both sides are in action again later today, as the Nets face local rivals the New York Knicks, while Houston travel to the Toronto Raptors.

Shaun Livingston #14 of the Brooklyn Nets takes the ball in the second half against the Atlanta Hawks at the Barclays Center on January 6, 2014
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