Celtics Talk: How will Kyrie Irving's feud with C's fans impact the series?

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Celtics Talk: How will Kyrie's feud with fans impact the series? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Game 1 of the Boston Celtics' first-round playoff series vs. the Brooklyn Nets had a little bit of everything.

Jayson Tatum's heroics at the buzzer sealed the C's 115-114 win, which was highlighted by intense animosity between Nets guard Kyrie Irving and the fans at TD Garden. The ex-Celtics guard predictably heard it from his former fanbase and he retaliated with multiple obscene gestures at the crowd.

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Besides his reaction, which drew plenty of criticism, Irving didn't seem all that fazed by the taunts. He finished with 39 points and nearly propelled Brooklyn to a Game 1 win with 18 points in the fourth quarter. But no matter how many shots Irving hits, C's fans undoubtedly will let him hear it for the remainder of the series.

On a new episode of the Celtics Talk Podcast, Chris Forsberg and ESPN's Nick Friedell discuss how Irving's feud with the fans will impact the series vs. Brooklyn.

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"Knowing Kyrie and the competitor he has shown to be, I would be very surprised if he comes out and lays an egg in Game 2 on Wednesday," Friedell said. "But this is the issue with Kyrie, he was awesome in Game 1 and they still couldn't win. Credit to the Celtics defense, because the defense, especially on KD (Kevin Durant), was some of the best I've seen all year. They were all over him and it wasn't just one person, it was everybody always keeping an eye on what he was doing.

"You've gotta believe that Kyrie wants to keep giving Boston the exact type of performance that we saw today. To Boston fans, booing him doesn't really seem to be doing much. It's only pissing him off more to the point where he's like, 'OK, now I'm going to go knock down some more shots.' So I don't know if that is the strategy that you want to go into in these moments."

Tip-off for Wednesday night's Game 2 at TD Garden is set for 7 p.m. ET. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. with Pregame Live right here on NBC Sports Boston.

Also discussed in the episode: Breaking down Jayson Tatum's buzzer-beater. Why did the Celtics decide not to call a timeout? What changes will the Nets make heading into Game 2? And giving credit to Ime Udoka for having the Celtics ready.

Check out the latest episode of the Celtics Talk Podcast on the NBC Sports Boston Podcast Network or watch it on YouTube below.