BOSTON — Kelly Oubre Jr. thought getting boos from Celtics fans in Wednesday night’s Game 5 would be “fun,” and he was greeted with plenty of them when he checked in off the bench in the second quarter.
UPDATE (Thursday, May 11 at 12:05 a.m. ET): Oubre heard another chant from Celtics fans in the second half, and this one had NSFW language in it. He didn’t seem fazed by it, though.
ORIGINAL STORY: Celtics fans at TD Garden actually chanted “We want Oubre!” before the Wizards forward entered the game.
Oubre, of course, was suspended for Game 4 of the second-round NBA playoff series for violently shoving Celtics center Kelly Olynyk in Game 3.
The Wizards, without Oubre, crushed the Celtics in Game 4 to even the best-of-seven series at two games apiece.
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