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CLEVELAND -- The Nets lounged their way into the NBA playoffs. Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd sat his starters for the season finale and the Nets wound up with the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs following a 114-85 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Although the Nets could have clinched the No. 5 spot with a win, Kidd elected to rest Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston, who spent the night on the bench as the worlds highest-paid cheerleading squad. Kidd also limited the minutes of key reserves and used only seven players. Brooklyns loss, coupled with Washingtons win at Boston, dropped the Nets into the sixth slot because they lost the tiebreaker with the Wizards. Brooklyn will begin the post-season at Toronto on Saturday. The Nets and Raptors split their four games during the season. "I like right where we are," Kidd said. "A good place. Weve been playing some pretty good basketball of late. Weve rested and guys have gotten their work in at the same time of healing some of the injuries theyve had -- some nicks and bruises healed. Now its time to figure out a way to win a game on the road." Tyler Zeller scored 22 points with 11 rebounds and Dion Waiters scored 19 for the Cavaliers, who finished a disappointing 33-49 in coach Mike Browns first season back and missed the playoffs for the fourth straight year. All-Star Kyrie Irving scored 15 and afterward addressed the likelihood hell be offered a contract extension by the club this summer. "If they do offer me, that it would be exciting and Ill make the best decision for me and my family," Irving said. "Thats what its going to boil down to for myself. Ive been a part of this and I want to continue to be part of this. Were making strides in the right direction, especially in this organization and I want to be part of something special in Cleveland. "If they do, I dont have a definitive answer to that right now, but it will be something special." Marcus Thornton and Andray Blatche scored 20 apiece for Brooklyn. Before the game, a defensive Kidd dismissed the notion the Nets were "tanking" down the stretch so they wouldnt have to play Chicago in the first round. Brooklyn lost to the Bulls in the first round last year. Kidd started Thornton, Blatche, Jorge Gutierrez, Marquis Teague and Jason Collins -- a group that had made a combined seven starts. It was the first start with Brooklyn for Collins, the leagues first openly gay player. Afterward, Kidd said hes not concerned about the Nets losing four of five heading into the playoffs. "Its the playoffs," he said. "Its a new season. Everybodys zero and zero. Its the first one to four." The Cavaliers showed better effort than in recent losses to Milwaukee and Boston, uninspired performances that brought Browns future into question. The Cavs endured injuries, inconsistency and the firing of general manager Chris Grant, dismissed one day after an embarrassing loss to a Lakers team that finished the game with just five players. Brown expects to meet with owner Dan Gilbert in the next few days to discuss what went wrong and what will happen next. "Dan gave me this opportunity," Brown said. "I wouldnt be sitting in this seat without him. Its his team and whatever decision he makes with anything Im going to support." Also, Gilbert has to decide whether to retain interim GM David Griffin. Gilbert had promised his team would not be back in the draft lottery, but the Cavs will once again be hoping for the lucky bounce of some pingpong balls to improve their draft position. There were a few positives in Clevelands finale. Rookie Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 overall pick last year, played for the first time since March 8 and had an impressive dunk. Also, rookie Carrick Felix returned after missing 38 games with a broken kneecap. NOTES: The Nets ended 2013 at 10-21, but went 34-17 the rest of the way. ... Before tip-off, Cavs F Luol Deng was presented with the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, given annually by the Pro Basketball Writers Association for exemplary community service. Deng missed Clevelands last three games with a sore back. Hes an unrestricted free agent and unlikely to return. ... Deron Williams averaged 14.3 points, his lowest since his rookie season (10.8) in 2005-06. ... Several Browns players, including Pro Bowlers Joe Thomas, Josh Gordon, Joe Haden and Jordan Cameron attended the game. Anthony Miller Youth Jersey . Playing in his 19th career final, the second-seeded Tsonga was favourite to win the Open 13 for the third time and to secure an 11th career title, but he struggled with Gulbis attacking approach. Gale Sayers Womens Jersey . 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From the end of November to the end of the regular season, Manning averaged only 233 yards per game and one touchdown to 1.2 interceptions. The average passing yards and even the touchdown to interception ratio aren’t bad for a quarterback not named Peyton Manning, or perhaps a quarterback not vying for his second Super Bowl. And then in lies the question: is Manning’s competitive window closing? We’ve asked this question before, and were wrong to do so, but we will, by default, get it right one of these days. Manning’s five-game season-ending run certainly wasn’t a death sentence for his career – Denver went 4-1 during that stretch after all – but it’s not enough for Manning to only be decent to keep the worriers at bay. You don’t draft Manning to put up QB1 numbers in fantasy, you draft him to lead the position category. The 38-year-old is of course close to the end of his road competitively; he still has the smarts that have made him one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, but Monday morning quarterbacks across the country have noticed a little less zip on his throws. Will Colts’ defensive backs notice the same thing? There are other concerns for the Broncos heading into Sunday’s Divisional Round tilt, ones the team hopes can be solved by their first round bye week. Denver finished the year with a number of injuries – nicks and bruises that sapped players’ performance – none more concerning than tight end Julius Thomas and his troublesome ankle. While injuries happen to every team, Thomas was making a legitimate argument as the best tight end in the game in the first half of the season. The Broncos mostly lost that threat, a big part of their offence, to injuries in the second half of the season. If Thomas is anywhere close to form come Sunday, it’s another headache for the Colts’ defence. But if he’s still mostly hobbled, it allows Indy to focus their attention on a slightly smaller pool of gamebreakers on the Denver offence. It’s really too bad there are gathering bad omens for the Broncos because it could have been, and it certainly was, great in the first half of the regular season. Manning was rested and nobody was questioning the amount of gas left in his tank, Julius Thomas was joining Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski on the highlight reels, and DeMaryius Thomas was putting together another top notch season, and Emmanuel Sanders was transsitioning seamlessly into the Broncos’ high-powered passing attack, taking over for Eric Decker, who had chased the money to New York, and putting up just as gaudy of numbers in the process.dddddddddddd It’s a shame Denver’s running game didn’t find it’s groove until mid-season to line up with the height of their passing attack. Despite Montee Ball looking like a fine replacement for Knowshon Moreno, it wasn’t until Week 10, and in the unlikeliest of places – CJ Anderson, that Denver’s running game really became the threat it was all of last season. Had Anderson been given the rock from the get go, Denver could have made a run for top offence in the league this year, or certainly at least top offence in Sunday’s matchup. As it stands, the Broncos finished fourth overall averaging 402.9 yards per game. Their passing game also finished fourth at 291.3 yards per game while their rushing attack finished a middle-of-the-pack 15th, at 111.6 yards per game. Denver’s star-studded offence actually overshadowed the team’s defence, which was actually the better of the two units statistically. When you spend an off-season dedicated to plugging the holes exposed by the Seattle Seahawks in last year’s Super Bowl, you’re going to improve on a defence that was less than an intimidating unit last season. Big name free agent acquisitions like Aqib Talib, TJ Ward, and DeMarcus Ware helped the Broncos improve from 19th in yards allowed and 22nd in points allowed in 2013, to third in yards allowed and 16th in points allowed this season. All three made the Pro Bowl with Ward finishing second on the team in tackles with 74, Ware returning to double-digit sack totals with 10, and Talib finishing with very few stats at all – the most telling stat for a shutdown corner. Von Miller also kept up his impeccable play, leading the team with 14 sacks, and Chris Harris continued to emerge as a strong cornerback opposite Talib. There are reasons for the Broncos to fall short of their ultimate goal, Super Bowl 49, but not nearly as many as some teams still in the race have. Had Manning’s production not dipped the last five weeks of the regular season, Denver would be on many prognosticators’ lists to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl for the second straight season. But the team’s four wins in that stretch came against non-playoff teams while their loss was to the AFC Wild Card Cincinnati Bengals. We’ll know on Sunday if there’s anything to that trend. ' ' '

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