Kristian Winfield: Nets rout Celtics in second half to win first playoff series in seven years

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NEW YORK —The last time the Nets won a playoff series, their best players were on the brink of retirement, and their odds at winning it all were negligible at best. Fast forward seven years and the same franchise has three of the league’s premier players, smack dab in the middle of their prime, a trio of likely future Hall of Famers poised to lead Brooklyn to championship glory that has evaded the franchise since its days in New Jersey. Brooklyn is the league’s new epicenter of basketball, a fact crystallized by their handling of the Boston Celtics in the first round of the Eastern Conference …

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