Boston Celtics’ Tristan Thompson says team is still confident in facing star-studded Brooklyn Nets

The Boston Celtics will enter Game 2 of their first-round series with the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night as significant underdogs. But veteran center Tristan Thompson said that despite Brooklyn’s obvious star power, the Celtics remain confident in their ability to go toe-to-toe with their opponents.

“I mean, listen, if you have a team with Kevin DurantJames Harden and Kyrie Irving, you better step on the court feeling good about yourself,” Thompson said after Boston practiced Monday. “But we don’t give a s— about that. At the end of the day, they put their socks on and their shoes on just like us. So, we’re not intimidated or anything like that.”

The Celtics held their own for the first three quarters of Game 1, before the Nets — who went 1-for-13 from 3-point range in the first half Saturday night — finally got going from deep and eventually created enough separation to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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