Celtics coach Doc Rivers told reporters Thursday that there is no better crowd in the NBA than the one at TD Garden. His team will finally be able to play in front of that crowd Friday night, when they return home for the first time in more than two weeks to take on the Knicks in the third game of their Eastern Conference first-round series.
Boston struggled through the first two games at Madison Square Garden, coming apart at the seams in the second half in both contests, and now finds itself in a virtual must-win situation in Game 3. If the Celtics can get the job done on their home floor, they’ll go back to New York tied 2-2. But if not, they’ll be hitting the golf course much earlier than they would have preferred.
For more from Rivers and his players, check out the video above.