Post-game Reactions

We’re six years into the KG-Pierce era in Boston. 94 playoff games have been played by this crew. Countless series have been won and lost. Yet, despite the ups and downs of the past few years, one thing is undisputed about the Boston Celtics.

They’ve never had their season end at the TD Garden, when Kevin Garnett has been on the floor.

The Celtics have lost a series-deciding game at home. That was back in 2009, when the Orlando Magic came into the TD Garden and shot the lights out against an undermanned Boston squad that was running on fumes. KG was out. Leon Powe was out. Brian Scalabrine was playing with a concussion and they fell short.

Besides that year though? The Celtics have held firm at the Garden, when they’ve been playing for their season. Two Game 7’s at home in 2008. One Game 7 in 2009. One Game 7 in 2012. All four of those were at home. They were all wins.

2013 presents a bit of a unique situation for obvious reasons. Boston has never faced a 3-2 series deficit upon entering a home game 6, during the KG-Pierce era. It’ll be a new piece of history, just like the one their chasing, to become the first NBA team to comeback from a 3-0 series deficit.

Last year, the Celtics had another terrific chance in the Eastern Conference Finals. Lebron James played the game of his life, and put the Celtics’ attempted run back to the NBA Finals on hold.

The atmosphere at the Garden was tremendous that night. As the Heat put the finishing touches on the blowout in the fourth quarter, a sizable contingent of the Celtic faithful stayed until the very end and did something incredible.

That gesture meant a lot to Pierce, KG, Doc Rivers and company. Tonight, they have a chance to reward their fans’ faith for an incredible show of loyalty.

They may not win tonight, but they won’t go down without a fight. Carmelo Anthony may have to play like LeBron James in order for the Knicks to escape.

I wouldn’t count on that happening.

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Brian Robb

Brian Robb co-founded CelticsHub in 2009 and is the currently editor-in-chief. He is a producer and reporter at 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston and also contributes to Boston.com and Bleacher Report among other outlets.
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  • tbunny

    Here's how I feel about Kevin Garnett. I would rather have Kevin Garnett for this one game tonight than Lebron James for the rest of his career. Because KG IS OUT HERE SCRAPPIN.

  • Dan

    Let's go celtics!!

  • Josh_5

    Listening to that video from last year gets me absolutely JACKED! Like I wanna go punch the shit outta my punching bag or blow through 100 pushups. This is what you get to experience NY. This is what your up against. Welcome to the shit. Welcome, to the GARDEN!!!!!

  • Diana

    I cried so much that day.And the day after, and the day after…

  • High Rollers

    I cried too. It wasn’t sadness or happiness. Just pure emotion, I guess.

  • Bubba Coleman

    We will cry tonight too. I'm a Celtics fan and I know that we can't hold Melo down for 3 straight games. It was fun though.

  • IBleedGreen

    If we win tonight there's no way the mentally weak NY Knicks win game 7 on.

  • james patrick

    I've said it before and I'll say it again….

    2008 – Champions!
    2009 – KG gets hurt against Utah. Would have repeated. NO DOUBT!
    2010 – Perk gets hurt in the finals Still we almost win in game 7. Had that been a 2-2-1-1-1 series, no doubt we win.
    2011 – Trade Perk, Rondo gets his arm torn off by stupid Wade. Team Chemistry totally off.
    2012 – Lose to Heat in game 7 of east finals in the 4th quarter. We get that and we beat OKC in the finals. They were too green as they showed everyone!
    2013- ???????

    LOOKING BACK… The C's could've been a dynasty. I love this team and am so proud to bleed green just like KG!


    • Josh_5

      ^ I like the energy.

    • celtics are done

      you naive and stupid

  • celtics are done

    the c's could've be swept by chicago bulls with Derek Rose last year
    instead they barely beat shit like 76'sixers
    yea dynasty, My ass

    • someguyinsac

      "Your ass" needs to go back to school and see what writing and spelling correctly looks like in the real world.

      • james patrick


    • james patrick

      trolls…. #getalife