Thursday, May 20, 2021

Celtics - Brooklyn Nets series schedule released

The Celtics clinched the seventh seed after beating the Washington Wizards 118-100 in the play-in tournament on Tuesday night at TD Garden.

At 36-36, it wasn't ideal for Boston to fall so low in the Eastern Conference playoff picture after a deep postseason run last year, but their reward this time around is a date with the start studded super-team known as the second seed Brooklyn Nets (48-24).

The first round matchup kicks-off on Saturday night at the Barclays Center, as Game 1 is set for an 8:00 PM start on ABC.

Here's what the rest of the schedule looks like, which was released Thursday morning:

  • Game 1: Saturday, May 22, 8 PM at Brooklyn (ABC)
  • Game 2: Tuesday, May 25, 7:30 PM. at Brooklyn (NBCSB/TNT)
  • Game 3: Friday, May 28, 8:30 PM at Boston (NBCSB/ABC)
  • Game 4: Sunday, May 30, 7 PM at Boston (NBCSB/TNT)
  • *Game 5: Tuesday, June 1, Time TBD at Brooklyn
  • *Game 6: Thursday, June 3, Time TBD at Boston
  • *Game 7: Saturday, June 5, Time TBD at Brooklyn
* If necessary

The last time these two franchises met in the playoffs was back during the 2002-03 season, when Jason Kidd and the then New Jersey Nets swept the Celtics' duo of Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker 4-0 in the second round.

Joel Pavón

Photo used courtesy of The Associated Press

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