The Nets’ first regular season in Brooklyn has been an emotional ride, filled with thrilling highs and some disconcerting lows. It was also, quite obviously, a step in the right direction.

Now, fans will find out how large that step will be.

The regular season came to a close Wednesday night, as the Nets beat the Pistons, 103-99, at Barclays Center. For the first time since 2007, the Nets (49-33) are headed to the NBA playoffs. Brooklyn, the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, will host the No. 5 Bulls in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday.

“They’re an excellent team,” Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo said of the Bulls. “They’re experienced, they’re an excellent defensive team and an excellent rebounding team. It’ll be a hell of a challenge.”

When that challenge commences, it appears the Nets will have the full complement of weapons at their disposal.

Every player on the roster was available to face the Pistons on Wednesday after six Nets sat with nagging injuries in Monday’s win over Washington. Deron Williams, Reggie Evans, Brook
Lopez, Joe Johnson, Jerry Stackhouse and Keith Bogans — who all sat out Monday — all returned to the rotation.

“It’s the first time in a long time we have had everybody at full strength,” Williams said. “We’re definitely excited about that, and feel confident that when we are playing at our highest level we are tough to beat.”