Boston fans are hoping to see some noteworthy guests at TD Garden on Monday night when the Celtics and the Heat wrap up the Eastern Conference finals.
After a miraculous win Saturday night in Miami, the C’s are one victory away from becoming the first team in NBA history to win a playoff series after trailing 3-0. While this achievement would be the first of its kind at basketball’s highest level, it would not be a new feat in the Boston sports scene. The 2004 Red Sox brought the city one of its most memorable championships after overcoming a 3-0 deficit against the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series.
That historic club started to be referenced after the Celtics first saved their season in Game 4, which just so happened to be attended by former Bronx Bombers Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. And now that Jayson Tatum and company are on the verge of a remarkable comeback of their own, Boston fans want the ’04 Sox to make their way to Causeway Street for Game 7.
Former Red Sox taking in the winner-take-all showdown at TD Garden certainly would provide an extra jolt of energy to Green Teamers. But regardless of who’s in the building Monday evening, the arena figures to be buzzing.