If you were at TD Garden on Sunday afternoon to watch the Celtics beat the Sixers 112-88 in Game 7 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, congratulations. You did your part.
Prior to Game 7, Celtics forward Jaylen Brown issued a challenge to the 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.”