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In what’s become a tradition, the Celtics’ host another Super Bowl Sunday matinee (videos)

Celtics games on Super Bowl Sunday afternoon have provided epic buzzer beaters and legendary moments. Here’s a bunch from over the years...

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BOSTON — As the New England Patriots are kicking off their 9th Super Bowl Appearance today, the Boston Celtics are tipping off on their annual Super Bowl Sunday matinee at TD Garden.

While the Pats have brought home title after title (five), the Celtics have been the opening act for their Foxboro family on most of those occasions. Many of those matinees provided epic buzzer beaters, legendary moments and memories that fans will tell their children about.

CLNS’ and CelticsBlog have been fortunate enough to cover every Celtics’ on of those matinee games, here’s a look back at some of the more memorable (and fun) moments from past Super Bowl Sunday’s at the Garden…

This one goes wayyyy back 2013 as Doc Rivers is in his last season, and Super Bowl, coaching the Celtics. Remember the 2012-13 season? How frustrating was that season for Celtics fans?

On February 2, 2014, Rajon Rondo racked up 19 points on 9-11 shooting to lead the Boston Celtics over the Orlando Magic. Also chipping in were Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger who combined for 40 points. How about when Jared, Jimmy and Evans used to sit a the scorers table?

2015 presented, what Jared Weiss called, “Hassanity” as Hussan Whiteside blew up for the Miami Heat. The Celtics fell to the Heat that day but seeing a CLNS and CelticsBlog alumni in the early days of the Garden Report is always worth watching, even if it’s not throwback Thursday.

In 2016, In Rajon Rondo returns to TD Garden as a member of the Sacramento Kings. Isaiah Thomas put on a thrilling performance with clutch play after clutch play. Jared Weiss and Jimmy Toscano break down the matinee leading up to the Super Bowl

In February, 2016, Isaiah Thomas gave Celtics’ fans a preview of what was to come one season later. What time is it? This was the Celtics first glimpse into what IT4 did for the Celtics, in what seemed like, every 4th quarter of close games.

CHUCK COOPER III speaks about his father, the first African American drafted into the NBA (by Red Auerbach). Cooper III was honored at TD Garden as the Hero Among Us.

Not a dry I in the Garden… As always, the team that started the NBA’s latest infatuation with tribute videos, leads the way with this gem. Paul Pierce final game as a player was less of a basketball contest and more of a memorial to a Celtics’ legend. Did Paul make an impact in the NBA? Well, this video trended top 10 on YouTube for a full week, competing with the Super Bowl coverage.

February 5, 2017… Paul Pierce’s full postgame press conference following his final game at the TD Garden. Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Clippers 107-102. Note: Paul is proudly wearing his Patriots gear! Forever a Bostonian…

Super Bowl Sunday in 2018 left Celtics’ fans celebrating a rare occurance… after a game-winning shot, Al Horford is mobbed by his teammates and, the usually composed big man, showed emotions never before seen in his tenure with Boston. What a great experience watching a team, having fun and winning at the same time! Imagine that…

In 2018, as the CLNS crew was all at the Super Bowl, Nick Gelso and former CLNS’er, Clevis Murray (currently with The Athletic- Boston) broke down Al Horford’s game winner.

In a hilarious turn of events, Marcus Morris, suited up in Philadelphia Eagles gear, crashes Brad Stevens’ post-game press conference. Brad repped the Patriots well with his knit cap.

It’s a generational thing! The longest tenured Celtics’ podcaster and CelticsBlog Alumnus, Justin Poulin is joined by his son, Riley to give their Super Bowl LI predictions from TD Garden. Nick Gelso hosts the legendary duo.


The tradition continues as the Boston Celtics host the Oklahoma City Thunder for a 2 pm ET tipoff. What magical moments will take place in today’s matinee?

Stay tuned to CLNS Media and CelticsBlog’s coverage to find out… and GO PATS!