Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics NBA Playoff Schedule: Key Dates, Time, TV Channels & Live Streams

Published 05/21/2021, 2:07 PM EDT
Dec 25, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving (11) passes the ball with Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart (36) defending during the third quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports


The moment that we have been waiting for for the last five months is finally here. Since teams rarely show their best cards in the regular season, the game between Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the playoffs will give us a true indication of the talents and capabilities of this star-studded Nets‘ roster. But how can you catch up on all the action? Worry not, we have you covered.

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Date & Time: May 22, 2021, 7pm ET

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn

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Where to watch?

ABC holds the right to televise the first game and third game (May 28) of this series. On the other hand, Turner Sports’ subsidiary, TNT, has the right to broadcast the second (May 25) and fourth matches (May 30) on National television.

The rest of the matches will, of course, be dependent on the outcome of these four games. If necessary, the next three rounds can take place on June 1, June 3, and June 5 respectively.

As for the non-TV users, they can stream the action using the NBA TV app on their laptops or mobiles.

Our predictions for the Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics playoff series

Boston Celtics are coming into this series with winning momentum behind their backs. Since they made light work of the Wizards in their only play-in game, they are also fresh and perhaps not feeling the ill effects from an accumulation of games.

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But the bad news for them is that Jaylen Brown is out for the next three months after going a successful surgery on his dislocated wrist. Hence, to be brutally honest, it will be a long shot for them if they take the series past the fifth game.

Dec 25, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Brooklyn Nets small forward Kevin Durant (7) shoots a layup during the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

However, on the bright side, the Nets trio of James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant haven’t played together much this season. The eight times that they have been together on the court have only yielded mixed success. So, in some ways, it is a litmus test for them.

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Coming to our predictions, we are still backing the Nets to cruise into the second round in five games (4-1).

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. Bharat Aggarwal supports Manchester United, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Sachin Tendulkar, Ayrton Senna, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dallas Mavericks.

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