Complete schedule for Celtics-Nets first-round series revealed originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets will begin their first-round NBA playoff series Saturday night at Barclays Center.
The schedule for this best-of-7 series was released late Wednesday night.
Here are the dates and times for each game:
|1||Saturday, May 22||Celtics||Nets||8 p.m.|
|2||Sunday, May 25||Celtics||Nets||7:30 p.m.|
|3||Friday, May 28||Nets||Celtics||8:30 p.m.|
|4||Sunday, May 30||Nets||Celtics||7 p.m.|
|5*||Tuesday, June 1||Celtics||Nets||TBD|
|6*||Thursday, June 3||Nets||Celtics||TBD|
|7*||Saturday, June 5||Celtics||Nets||TBD|
The Nets are heavy favorites in this series, and it's easy to understand why.
They finished the regular season with the No. 2 record in the Eastern Conference despite not having their superstar trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving healthy and in the lineup for many games. There's a good chance all three will be ready for the series opener, and they will pose plenty of matchup problems for the Celtics.
The C's earned the No. 7 seed after beating the Washington Wizards in the NBA play-in tournament Tuesday night. Jayson Tatum scored 50 points for the Celtics in the win, and they'll need several more dominant performances from the All-Star forward to make this Round 1 series a competitive one.