If the Sixers (26-41) lose, the best record they could have is 40-42. That’s the same record the Nets (40-28) would have -- if they lost their last 14 games.
Assuming both teams had the same record at season’s end, the NBA’s tiebreaker rules would come into effect.
The first tiebreaker is head-to-head record. In this scenario, the Sixers would have beaten the Nets in Brooklyn on April 9 to even the season series at 2-2. Still tied.
The second tiebreaker is division record -- because both of the teams come from the Atlantic Division. The Nets (9-4) have the tiebreaker over the Sixers there, even if they were to finish 9-7, because the best Philadelphia could do is 8-8.
The Nuggets currently share the NBA’s best home record (30-3) with the Heat.