There’s sports activities fandom, after which there’s Boston homerism. There’s a stark distinction. And Brooklyn Nets followers are about to expertise that throughout the first spherical of the playoffs.
After taking down the Washington Wizards within the play-in sport (good job, guys), the C’s will head to Brooklyn to face the Nets on the Barclays Heart on Saturday to get issues began.
In spite of everything that’s occurred this season, you’d suppose Celtics followers would know higher. Their staff was among the many most disappointing within the NBA, ending 36-36 and seventh within the East. The East!
They traded for Evan Fournier for some motive. Jaylen Brown is out for the rest of the 12 months. Kemba Walker has (largely) been a disappointment. But, followers on the TD Backyard on Tuesday night time had been chanting “We Need Brooklyn!” as the sport neared its conclusion.
Boston Celtics followers embarrassed themselves, and now the Brooklyn Nets will end the job.
The audacity. Each fan rightfully has confidence of their squad heading into any playoff sequence, however do you actually need to carry on arguably the most effective staff within the NBA? The Nets completed second within the convention regardless of coping with harm troubles all 12 months and altering the whole complexion of their roster.
Now, they’re getting again James Harden for this sequence, and can (doubtless) have their Huge 3 on the ground for everything of this sequence after they performed a complete of seven video games collectively all season.
Did Celtics followers overlook the Nets wiped the ground with them throughout the common season? Listed below are the outcomes from the three conferences:
- Dec. 25: 123-95, Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 37 factors
- March 11: 121-109, Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 40 factors
- April 23: 109-104, Joe Harris led all scorers with 23 factors
Kevin Durant performed in a grand complete of zero of these video games and Harden solely performed in a single. Yeah, we’d suggest not coming for Irving, both, since he effortlessly cooked you.
The Nets couldn’t be much less sorry he wasn’t nearly as good in your staff. Possibly that’s as a result of head coach Steve Nash lets him play freely versus a stiff offensive system that’s employed in Boston.
To not point out, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens stated he has a tough time seeing the Nets dropping! Your personal coach!
Boston’s been unable to place it collectively in 2020-2021 regardless of reaching the Jap Convention Finals final 12 months. They completed behind the Knicks and Hawks, too. In the meantime, the Nets handled numerous accidents, fixed roster modifications, and a few off-court incidents and nonetheless managed to coast their method to 48 wins.
You need Brooklyn? OK. Coming proper up.