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Local Kid Bruce Brown Booed When Introduced Ahead Of Celtics-Nets Game 1

BOSTON (CBS) -- Kyrie Irving was booed when he was introduced in Boston ahead of Game 1 of the Celtics-Nets first-round playoff series. That much is expected whenever Kyrie Irving does anything at TD Garden.

But one of his Nets teammates who also happens to be a local kid was also met with some hearty boos ahead of Sunday afternoon's tip. That was Bruce Brown, a Boston native, who was met with a ton of boos Sunday afternoon after he made some interesting remarks about the Celtics when the Nets won their play-in game Tuesday night.

Brown, who attended Wakefield High School, called out Celtics bigs Al Horford and Daniel Theis on Tuesday night. He said the Nets had to take advantage of those two big men with Robert Williams out of the mix.

"We got to be physical with them. Now they don't have Robert Williams so they have less of a presence in the paint," said Brown. "We can attack Al Horford and Theis. Them not having Rob Williams is huge."

Brown has a point -- he just didn't need to say it. Kevin Durant was not a fan of Brown's comments and criticized his teammate at the podium.

Those comments were posted on the TD Garden Jumbotron ahead of Sunday's Game 1 to remind Celtics fans. Boston fans have a pretty good memory when it comes to things like this though, so they didn't really need a reminder.

And with that, the local kid received some boos when he was introduced on Sunday. They obviously weren't as loud as the boos that Kyrie received, but the jeers reached an impressive decibel level.

Brown didn't do much during the game, finishing with just five points over his 37 minutes, while Horford was huge for Boston with 20 points and 15 rebounds. The Celtics won, 115-114, thanks to a Jayson Tatum layup at the buzzer and took a 1-0 series lead.


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