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SBN Reacts: Would fans in the stands have made a difference this year?

Celtics fans just want to help the team out

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in Boston Celtics fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 43 percent of Celtics fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s down from 46 percent last week but up from 40 percent two weeks ago.

With the first-round of the playoffs underway, the most noticeable difference in the games has been the addition of nearly full crowds. More than 50 percent of fans around the country said the inclusion of fans has significantly improved the viewing experience, only 16 percent said it hasn’t improved the experience at all.

Having fans in attendance provides at least the semblance of a home-court advantage. More than three-fourths of Celtics fans believe Boston would have finished the regular season with a better record had fans been in attendance all season long.

With the rest of fans around the country watching at home, there is no shortage of great opening round series to enjoy. 30 percent of fans around the country believe the Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers series is the best of the group.

The New York Knicks series against the Atlanta Hawks is the next most popular choice, with 21 percent of the vote. Two percent of fans picked the Celtics series against the Brooklyn Nets.

Similarly, 26 percent of fans believe the Suns best display the characteristics of a successful team. Only a quarter of one percent picked the Celtics.

To vote in the Reacts surveys and have your voice heard each week, sign up here.