After weeks of watching the standings, the matchup most Celtics fans wished would not come to fruition is now a 50-50 proposition.

Actually, if you listen to Vegas, it's more like 70-30 that the Brooklyn Nets will be the first round opponent for the Celtics when Boston begins its postseason at the TD Garden on Sunday.

The Nets host the Cleveland Cavaliers in tonight's 7 vs. 8 play-in matchup, with Brooklyn entering the contest as 9.5-point favorites.

The Nets finished the season with a 12-5 mark down the stretch, including four-straight wins entering tonight's game. Kevin Durant averaged 30 points per game for the season, while Kyrie caught fire over the last three weeks posting four 40+ point games.

Brooklyn also expects to get some reinforcements after tonight, with Ben Simmons expected to make his team debut at some point in the first round (should they advance).

Is that enough to worry Celtics fans? Let us know what you think...

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