The Celtics are down 73-60 at halftime to the Brooklyn Nets, but don’t tell the Boston faithful at TD Garden. For the first time since March 8th last year, the team has invited a near full capacity through the entrance at the North Station doors for Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs.
It’s been over two years since Boston has hosted a home playoff game (Kyrie Irving’s final appearance at TD Garden in Celtics green) and on Friday night, the Garden was at 25%, but that’s nothing like a full crowd with those seventeen championship banners hanging from the rafters.
Before the game, the Celtics celebrated play-by-play announcer Mike Gorman’s induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame:
Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and more gave tribute to the Celtics legend Mike Gorman who was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year pic.twitter.com/U80teS1Vah— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) May 30, 2021
And then the game started. It was a competitive first quarter with highlights galore, but you can listen to these plays without even seeing the video and just turning the volume way up. The sound alone will raise the hairs on your arms:
Marcus Smart gets the game started hitting a deep contested 3 #Celtics Rewind presented by @tmobile pic.twitter.com/kPeALTgXJH— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) May 30, 2021
Watch your step when you're guarding Jayson Tatum KD #Celtics Rewind presented by @tmobile— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) May 30, 2021
Watch here: https://t.co/A4MF3fT4OR pic.twitter.com/9PQ9LifpH0
JT with the tough finish over Blake plus the and-1 #Celtics Rewind presented by @tmobile pic.twitter.com/uw9eIxcalN— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) May 30, 2021
May 30, 2021
Without Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker, and Robert Williams, these 17,000 strong is trying to be that sixth man that pushes our team to a win. Let’s go, Celtics!