BOSTON — Playoff basketball returned to TD Garden on Sunday, and another team with plenty of postseason experience came out in full force to show its support.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick, tight end Rob Gronkowski and running back LeGarrette Blount all were in attendance for the Boston Celtics’ Game 4 playoff matchup against the Atlanta Hawks.
All four Patriots luminaries got their faces on the JumboTron early in the second quarter, and not surprisingly, the crowd went wild.
Gronk seemed a bit nervous early in the game as he observed from his courtside seat.
But a visit from Kraft, seated just a few feet away, seemed to cheer him right up.
The Celtics entered Sunday trailing the Hawks two games to one in the best-of-seven first-round series, but maybe the support of some recent Super Bowl champs can help them find their own postseason success.