The Brooklyn Nets became the first team in the Eastern Conference to clinch a playoff birth following their 116-103 win over the Toronto Raptors.
The team currently is the No. 1 seed in the conference, up 1.5 games from the Sixers.
The Nets can go no lower than the sixth seed.
"I think we have our eyes on bigger things, but it's a nice first step to clinch a berth. For this group, facing all we've faced, to be in this position with 10 games left is very positive," said Steve Nash after the game.
Jeff Green echoed Nash's statement that the team is aiming for bigger goals.
"That's something we can be proud of, but we also have to realize that that's not the goal. ... We have to take on the next step, and that's focusing on what we need to accomplish in the playoffs to get to our ultimate goal."