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Ben Simmons donned a green suit jacket with matching shorts as he watched from the bench on Tuesday night. The Nets will see that color — and perhaps their prized midseason acquisition — in the first round of the playoffs.
The Nets earned the chance to face the second-placed Celtics for the second straight season by defeating the Cavaliers 115-108 in the 7-8 play-in game at Barclays Center. Brace yourself for days of updates and speculation as to whether Simmons will finally make his team debut during the series against the Celtics, perhaps even in Sunday’s first game in Boston.
Whether Simmons comes onto the court or not, the Nets bear little resemblance to a traditional No. 7 seed, especially when Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving carry them like they did against the Cavs. They became the first Nets teammates to record at least 20 points and 10 assists apiece in a game since 1993.
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