Prior to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Jayle3n Brown issued a challenge to Celtics fans. “Celtics fans – y’all love to call us out, right? I’m gonna call you guys out this time,” he said in his press conference following Game 6. “The energy in the Garden has been O.K. at best all playoffs. Game 7…I need you to be up. I need you to come with the energy because we’re going to need every bit of it. No excuses, we need everybody. So, I’m calling you guys out. Let’s make sure the Garden is ready to go.”
The challenge worked. TD Garden was buzzing throughout the C’s 112-88 Game 7 win, and multiple players spoke after the game about the impact made by the fans.