Kevin Durant doesn't think any of Brooklyn's Eastern Conference rivals are scared of the prospect of facing the Nets in the playoffs.
Brooklyn entertain Indiana Pacers in the final round of regular season games on Sunday and they are 10/11 to win with a -15.0 handicap in the Point Spread, while the Nets can be backed at 13/2 to go all the way and with the NBA Championship outright.
If the Nets beat Indiana they will finish seventh in the standings and that means they will be at home in their first play-in game, which will probably be against Cleveland Cavaliers.
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A win in that game they will see them claim the seventh seed but a loss would mean they will then take on the winner of the other play-in game for the eighth seed.
Whoever takes the seventh seed will probably come up against Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the playoffs.
Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are still in the mix for second seed with just one game remaining, and some fans and pundits have suggested that teams are trying to avoid finishing second as they don't want a first round match-up against Brooklyn - but Durant doesn't feel that is the case.
"I don't believe teams are doing that," he said, via Fadeaway World. "I think a lot of teams are trying to make sure their guys are healthy going into the playoffs [by resting players].
"I don't really think they are worried about us, to be honest, you know. So we just focus on what we do, and no matter who we play, just play our game."
The Nets lost out to the Bucks in the second round of the playoffs last season as Milwaukee went on to win the championship.