Terry Rozier #12 of the Boston Celtics celebrates with Jaylen Brown #7 during the fourth quarter of Game One of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks during at TD Garden on April 15, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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NBA Playoffs: Unlikely Stars Stake Celtics and Pelicans to 2-0 Series Leads

Jaylen Brown and Jrue Holiday were huge for the Celtics and Pelicans.

Neither guy is an All-Star, but Jaylen Brown and Jrue Holiday both played like one last night while leading the Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans to wins and 2-0 series leads.

In Boston, Brown had a playoff career-high 30 points and became the youngest player in franchise history to score that amount while leading the Celtics to a 120-106 win over the Bucks.

On the road in Portland, Holiday had a playoff career-high 33 points of his own as the underdog Pelicans knocked off the Trail Blazers 111-102 in an upset win. With the series shifting to New Orleans, the Blazers are in a must-win spot as are the Bucks when they next play in Milwaukee.

In the third Game 2 on Tuesday night, the Toronto Raptors rolled to a relatively easy 130-119 win over the Washington Wizards and a 2-0 series lead behind DeMar DeRozan’s playoff career-high-tying 37 points.

Tonight, LeBron and the Cavs will attempt to dig themselves out of a 0-1 hole against the Pacers in Cleveland, the Thunder will look to extend to a 2-0 series lead against the Jazz in Oklahoma City and Timberwolves will try to even things up at 1-1 with the Rockets in Houston.

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