NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Kevin Durant #7 and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets react during the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on April 06, 2022 in New York City. The Nets won 110-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Every game has been a must win game for the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets found themselves down by 21 in the third quarter to the Knicks before rallying and beating them 110-98.

Kevin Durant had 32 points (23 in the second half), 11 assists and 10 rebounds to help lead the comeback. Kyrie Irving helped out, he had 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. The Nets have now beat the Knicks seventh straight time. This is the longest streak in this rivalry since 1984-86 when the Nets beat them 11 times in a row.

The Knicks had it rolling most of the night. With just under four minutes left in the third they were up 18. By the end of the quarter the Nets would cut that lead down to 10. The Nets would go on a 15-2 spurt to open up the fourth and take the lead.

It’s rare to see stars play on the second night of a back to back but the Nets have no time to waste. Both Irving and Durant played the back to back but also, played the entire second half. Brooklyn outscored the Knicks 60-31 in the second half.

This is the second time the Knicks lost a 20 point lead to the Nets this season both at home. Durant has now won 12 straight games against the Knicks. His last lost to them was in 2013 when he was still with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

This win helps the Nets place for the play in tournament. As of now they are sitting in eighth place one game behind the Cleveland Cavaliers. The next game for both teams will be big as they face off against each other. If the Cavs can escape Brooklyn with a win they will lock up the number seven seed and have home court advantage for the play-in tournament.

If Brooklyn can win against the Cavs and then win against Indiana Sunday they can lock up the seventh spot and take home court advantage.

Whoever wins the game between the seventh and eighth seed will take the seventh spot in the playoffs. The loser will have to play the winner of the ninth tenth game. The winner of that game will get the eighth spot and the loser will be watching the playoffs from home.

Nonetheless, the Nets will have two chances to get in the playoffs but getting the seventh seed will be the best to give themselves the best chances to win.