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Celtics-Nets series will tip off Saturday night at 8 p.m. in Brooklyn

Kyrie Irving and the Nets will open their series against the Celtics Saturday night in Brooklyn.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Moments after Tuesday’s play-in game between the Celtics and Wizards concluded, the NBA announced the Boston-Brooklyn playoff series will open Saturday at 8 p.m. in Brooklyn.

The Celtics were 0-3 against Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, James Harden, and the second-seeded Nets this season, losing once in Boston (123-95 on Christmas Day), and twice in Brooklyn (121-109 on March 11 and 109-104 on April 23).

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