Nets clinch first playoff berth since 2014-15 with win over Pacers

The Nets are going to the postseason.

Brooklyn clinched its first playoff berth since 2014-15 with a 108-96 victory over the Pacers in Indiana on Sunday.

Star point guard D’Angelo Russell said the win gave him an “amazing feeling” after the game.

“It’s an amazing feeling man,” Russell told YES Network. “We’ve got a great group of guys. Great coaching staff. I think it’s the best group to do this with man. It’s a lot of our first times doing it. It’s going to be a blast, I’m excited.

“We knew what it was going to take. Honestly we knew what we had to do. We knew how we were going to come together collectively and do it as a group. And that’s the outcome for us. The result was what we deserve.”

Russell, 23, made his first All-Star team this season. He leads the Nets in points (21.1) and assists per game (seven) in 2018-19 and has been a driving force behind Brooklyn’s success.

The Nets now have a 41-40 record and currently sit in sixth in the Eastern Conference standings. They’ll likely have a tough first-round playoff matchup against the Bucks, Raptors or 76ers, though.