Brooklyn will host a playoff game for the first time in 57 years tonight when the Nets open their first playoff series inside Barclays Center against the Bulls.

And for Nets power forward Reggie Evans, who will be starting at power forward in his sixth trip to the postseason in his 11-year NBA career, being part of the first Nets’ playoff team in Brooklyn carries special significance.

“It’s our first year in Brooklyn,” Evans said. “Twenty years, 30 years from now, when they talk about how Brooklyn came into the NBA this year, they went in the playoffs right away, how they had a big splash, they had an All-Star [in Brook Lopez], they had a lot of adversity.

“There’s nothing like when you’re in a Brooklyn barbershop and they’re excited to talk about their team and not talk about the other team from New York.

“It’s just a good feeling for the borough of Brooklyn, and just representing that black and white.”

Tonight’s game will be the culmination of a year’s worth of planning and rolling out of the new-look Nets, going all the way back to last April, when the Nets wrapped up the last of their 35 years in New Jersey and officially unveiled their new black-and-white color scheme and logos.