The Nets find themselves in an interesting predicament entering today’s game against the Raptors.

Despite officially wrapping up homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs, thanks to the combination of Friday’s win over the Pacers and the Bulls’ loss to the Raptors, the Nets still have something to play for over their final three games of the regular season.

If they win those three games and the Pacers lose their final three, the Nets would move up from the No. 4 seed to the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs — no small prize, considering that would mean avoiding the defending champion Heat until the Eastern Conference Finals.

Nevertheless, the odds of things playing out in exactly that manner are quite low, leaving the Nets with the question of whether or not to keep playing their stars — most notably Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez — until the possibility of the third seed goes away, or to begin resting their players for the start of the playoffs on Saturday or Sunday in Brooklyn.

“We had to continue to play [to lock up homecourt],” interim coach P.J. Carleismo said. “We’re in a different discussion now.

“We’ve got to weigh the pros and cons of resting guys and getting guys healthy and seeing what happens in these however many games remaining.”

Carlesimo said that after Friday’s win in Indianapolis, and a few hours before one of the game’s all-time greats, Kobe Bryant, crumbled to the floor inside Staples Center in Los Angeles after suffering a devastating and season-ending injury to his left Achilles tendon.