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Celtics will open playoffs at home Sunday against winner of Nets-Cavaliers play-in game

Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and the rest of the Celtics will open the playoffs at home on Sunday.Michael Dwyer/Associated Press

The Celtics will open the playoffs Sunday, April 17 at home against the winner of the Brooklyn-Cleveland play-in game, set for Tuesday, the NBA announced Sunday night.

Boston, which landed the No. 2 seed in the East after beating Memphis Sunday night, was 3-1 against the Nets this season. The Celtics were 2-1 against the Cavaliers this year.

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