NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 36 points, leading a pair of fourth-quarter surges that carried the Brooklyn Nets into a tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference with a 118-107 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Nets caught the Cavaliers at 43-38 with a game remaining and clinched the tiebreaker.
They will finish seventh if they beat Indiana on Sunday in their final regular-season game.
The No. 7 team hosts No. 8 on Tuesday, moving into the playoffs with a victory.