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NBA Playoffs Game 2 Live: Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics, 7:30 PM EST

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Game 1 is in the books. The Brooklyn Nets took care of the Boston Celtics, pretty handily after a really, really poor start to the game.

By the second half, though, they were off and running.

The Nets are the better team in this series, especially with Jaylen Brown out, but you do have to be mindful of the fact that the Celtics stars, led by Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker, had awful shooting nights in Game 1.

You have to expect them to play better in Game 2 on Tuesday night.

Join us after the game for a live chat on Clubhouse. Details:

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (1-0) vs. Boston Celtics (0-1)

WHEN: 7:30 PM EST

WHERE: TNT (national tv), WPIX (local tv), WFAN-FM (radio)

Game Preview.

Tatum was able to feast on switches where he got to dance with Blake Griffin. Brooklyn made the adjustment by limiting BG’s minutes in the second half and relying on the duo of Green and Nicolas Claxton to man the middle. Tatum didn’t make a field goal but did get seven points at the line in the second half. Tatum has to score 30+, coordinate the offense, defend an elite scorer, AND It doesn’t help that he had to deal with Kevin Durant, too.

Speaking of KD, it took him a while to find his groove in his Brooklyn playoff debut, but once he got it going, he was on fire. He scored a game high 32 points and went 5-10 from the field after the halftime intermission. When you have a player like Durant, you give him as much time and room as he needs to get his rhythm.

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