The Celtics Move to the Second Round of the NBA Playoffs: “It’s time to get some rest and get ready for Philly.”

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The Celtics Move to the Second Round of the NBA Playoffs: “It’s time to get some rest and get ready for Philly.”

After defeating the Atlanta Hawks on their own court last night, the Boston Celtics move on to the next round of the playoffs. The number one seed, t

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After defeating the Atlanta Hawks on their own court last night, the Boston Celtics move on to the next round of the playoffs. The number one seed, the Milwaukee Bucks, have already been eliminated, therefore Boston will play Philadelphia in the next round, giving the Celtics home-court advantage for the remainder of the playoffs.

Last night, the Celtics started out strong, but Atlanta fought back and forced them to work. Boston didn’t retake a commanding lead until late in the fourth quarter. They won the last game of the series 128 to 120. Jaylen Brown, a native of Atlanta, talked about his desire to play in the NBA and how meaningful it was to triumph in his home city.

“When I was 7 years old, my aunt bought me tickets and I remember sitting in the nosebleeds and fast forward 19, 20 years later to being in the playoffs and advancing to the next round is a blessing and there’s probably a kid, a 7-year-old watching me today, probably feeling the same way I was feeling and my message to him is good luck I’ll be waiting,” said Jaylen Brown, Celtics shooting guard. 

Small forward Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics discussed how the playoffs bring out the best in each player and team and that results are frequently unforeseen after the game.

“I know the narrative we were supposed to sweep them, it was supposed to be a cakewalk but you know the playoffs, that’s why it’s so special, each game is different, each series is different,”Tatum said. “Now it’s time to get some rest and get ready for Philly, not looking past them it’s going to be tough they’ve had some time off so it just starts with game one and get ready for that.”

Here is a look at the schedule for Boston before their upcoming series versus the 76ers:

Game one: Philadelphia at Boston Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Game two: Philadelphia at Boston Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Game three: Boston at Philadelphia Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Game four: Boston at Philadelphia Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Doc Rivers, the current head coach of the 76ers, is a familiar face returning to the T.D. Garden. Rivers formerly served as the Celtics’ head coach. The Celtics will face the 76ers for the 22nd time in the NBA playoffs, and the C’s hold the advantage after winning 14 of the series.