Nets vs. Celtics: 2021 NBA 1st Round Preview

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Hello everyone! Welcome to Sports Teller! Today, we will be showcasing the Nets vs. Celtics: 2021 NBA 1st Round Preview. In fact, we will be showcasing the overall series prediction as well as the 2021 results from each team. In addition, we will be going over each team’s playoff history as well as the key players to watch. Without further adieu, let’s begin!

Nets vs. Celtics: 2021 NBA 1st Round Preview

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2021 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs-1st Round: Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics

Series Start Time for All Seven Games:

Game 1-Saturday, May 22, 2021 (8:00 P.M. EDT/5:00 P.M. PDT on ABC)

Game 2-Tuesday, May 25, 2021 (7:30 P.M. EDT/4:30 P.M. PDT on TNT)

Game 3-Friday, May 28, 2021 (8:30 P.M. EDT/5:30 P.M. PDT on ABC)

Game 4-Sunday, May 30, 2021 (7:00 P.M. EDT/4:00 P.M. PDT on TNT)

*Game 5-Tuesday, June 1, 2021 (TBA and If Necessary)

*Game 6-Thursday, June 3, 2021 (TBA and If Necessary)

Do or Die Game 7-Saturday, June 5, 2021 (TBA and If Necessary)

Series Locations: Barclays Center-Brooklyn, NY (Games 1, 2, 5, 7) & TD Garden-Boston, MA (Games 3, 4, 6)

2020-2021 Regular Season Series: Nets Won the Regular Season Series vs. Celtics 3-0

Most Recent Playoff Meeting: 2003 East Semifinals (New Jersey Nets Won 4-0)

Brooklyn Nets (48-24)-#2 Seed in the East

  • 3 Straight Playoff Appearances for the 1st Time Since 2013-2015
  • 3rd Postseason Meeting vs. Celtics (2002, 2003, 2021)
  • New Jersey/Brooklyn is 8-2 vs. Boston All-Time in the Playoffs
  • 6th Postseason Appearance Since 2010
  • Looking for 1st Playoff Series Win Since 2014 East Quarterfinals vs. Raptors
  • Has Not Been to the Eastern Conference Finals Since 2003
  • Seeking 1st NBA Finals Appearance Since 2003
  • Has Not Won a League Championship Since 1976 (as ABA Team, the New York Nets)

Boston Celtics (36-36)-#7 Seed in the East

  • Defeated Washington Wizards in Play-In Series (Seeds 7-10)
  • 7th Consecutive Playoff Appearance Dating Back to 2015
  • 3rd Postseason Meeting vs. Nets (1st Since 2003)
  • Boston is 2-8 vs. New Jersey/Brooklyn All-Time in the Playoffs
  • Seeking 1st Playoff Series Win Since 2020 East Quarterfinals vs. 76ers
  • Has Not Been to the Eastern Conference Finals in Consecutive Seasons Since 2017-2018
  • Looking for 1st NBA Finals Appearance Since 2010
  • Seeking First NBA Championship Since 2008
  • 11th Postseason Appearance Since 2010

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Top Players to Watch in Nets vs. Celtics Series (2020-2021 Regular Season Statistics)

Brooklyn Nets

  • SG James Harden: 24.6 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 10.9 APG
  • PG Kyrie Irving: 26.9 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 6.0 APG
  • PF Kevin Durant: 26.9 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 5.6 APG
  • PF Jeff Green: 11.0 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 1.6 APG
  • C Blake Griffin: 10.0 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 2.4 APG

Boston Celtics

  • PG Kemba Walker: 19.3 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 4.9 APG
  • SF Jayson Tatum: 26.4 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 4.3 APG
  • SG Evan Fournier: 13.0 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 3.1 APG
  • C Tristan Thompson: 7.6 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 1.2 APG
  • PF Jabari Parker: 6.4 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 1.0 APG

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