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Must C’s: Nets’ Bruce Brown posts locker room material ahead of Game 1

After clinching the seventh seed with a 115-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and a date in Boston for Game 1, the Nets’ Bruce Brown posted some locker room material for the Celtics, calling out Al Horford and Daniel Theis:. Brown was instrumental in Brooklyn’s play-in win, taking more...
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Ben Simmons may play for Nets against Celtics after ‘heavier progress’

Ben Simmons and his bad back are in a race against time, hoping to get on the court before the Nets run out of season. “If [Simmons plays], we cross that bridge when we get there,” Celtics star Jayson Tatum said Wednesday as Boston prepared to host the Nets in the opener of their first-round playoff series on Sunday. “But right now we’re just focusing on the guys that they’ve got at this moment.”
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Nets escape with win in play-in tournament but must eye Celtics with a mix of confidence and caution

NEW YORK -- It was Kevin Durant himself who asked the first question at his post-game press conference on Tuesday: "Yo, what did Bruce Brown say when he got up here?" Forty-five minutes after the Brooklyn Nets earned the No. 7 seed with a 115-108 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the play-in opener, Durant said that his teammate had "said something I didn't like. Somebody just told me."
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Boston Globe

Fear the Nets? The Celtics should do no such thing. Bring ’em on.

Dodge the Nets? Fret about the Nets? Fear the Nets?. No way. Bring on the Nets. And dismiss them, methodically and unrelentingly, into an early start to their offseason. Come on. Haven’t you paid attention to what the Celtics have become? They don’t back away from a challenge. They are the challenge.
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CBS Sports

NBA playoffs: Nets escape with win in play-in, but must eye Celtics with a mix of confidence and caution

NEW YORK -- It was Kevin Durant himself who asked the first question at his post-game press conference on Tuesday: "Yo, what did Bruce Brown say when he got up here?" Forty-five minutes after the Brooklyn Nets earned the No. 7 seed with a 115-108 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the play-in opener, Durant said that his teammate had "said something I didn't like. Somebody just told me."
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The drama and Ben Simmons questions awaiting Nets now that they’re finally in the playoffs

Sign up here to get Beyond the Back Page delivered to your inbox each weekday morning. Ben Simmons donned a green suit jacket with matching shorts as he watched from the bench Tuesday night. The Nets will be seeing that color — and perhaps their prized midseason acquisition – in the first round of the playoffs. The Nets earned the chance to face the second-seeded Celtics for the second consecutive postseason by defeating the Cavaliers, 115-108, in the 7-8 play-in game at Barclays Center. Get ready for days of updates and speculation over whether Simmons finally will make his team debut during the...
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Nets’ Kevin Durant shows Cavaliers why he is ultimate heartbreaker

He will break your heart, every time. It’s what he does. You can fight and scratch and claw from 20 points back; the Cavaliers did that Tuesday night. You can sneak the deficit into single digits, with enough time left on the clock to dream; the Cavs did that, too. The Cavs were outclassed, outmanned, outgunned for 3 ½ quarters.
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Nets get healthy at right time: Seth Curry to play vs. Cavs, Goran Dragic cleared

Every game from this point on is big. It’s the post-season even if only the play-in tournament and the Nets are looking like they’re getting healthy at the same time. On Monday, the Nets practiced and while there was a lot of talk about the possibility of a Ben Simmons return, maybe even in the first round of the playoffs, the big news was that two of their veteran guards, Seth Curry, who was out Sunday with ankle woes, and Goran Dragic, coming back from a COVID-19 infection, will be available when the Nets face the Cavaliers Tuesday. That will alleviate a lot of pressure on Kyrie Irving who leads all NBA players in minutes per game — nearly 42 — since the All-Star Break. (Kevin Durant is second.)
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Nets centers Andre Drummond, Nic Claxton dominate in win

The Nets may not have a front-line center, but Andre Drummond and Nic Claxton certainly performed like one Tuesday night if you combined their efforts. The two big men did a little bit of everything in the Nets’ 115-108, play-in tournament victory over the Cavaliers at Barclays Center. They finished at the rim. They scored at the paint. They defended well.
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Miami Heat Avoid Nets In Round One To Earn Less Hostile NBA Playoff Bracket

While the Miami Heat prepare for their first game of the NBA Playoffs on Sunday, their opponents have yet to be determined. A part of what will go into determining their final opponents in the first-round matchup between the one-seeded Heat and whomever the eighth seed are has been completed though.
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