Minus stars, Nets clinch playoff spot in victory over Kings

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Posted at 7:41 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 19:41:41-04

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Caris LeVert scored 22 points, Jarrett Allen added 17 points and 11 rebounds and the patchwork Brooklyn Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Sacramento Kings 119-106 on Friday.

The surprising Nets came to the bubble without stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving but continued to display plenty of fight, improving to 3-2 since coming to Florida.

The Nets led by 16 points in the third quarter before the Kings rallied to pull within an 80-76 margin a few minutes later.

Brooklyn recovered and had a comfortable lead throughout the fourth.

Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 27 points for the Kings.