Photos from the game: James Taylor sings the anthem, tipoff, Kim, me, and a whole lot of foam finger.
I liked what ESPN's J.A. Anande had to say about Boston and Celtics fans:
"I don't like being in Boston. I think it has the worst weather in the country (that's coming from a guy who lived in Chicago for 6 years). The street layout is a mess; terrible drivers. But I have to respect the Celtics fans, particularly when I was sitting in the lower bowl in the second half. They're into the game at all times. Not talking on their cell phones or making plans for afterward. Every word I heard throughout the second half involved the game, strategy, etc. They were on their feet about half the time. But man, I wish I had the alcohol concession in that building. Every time they showed a fan on the scoreboard screen, he or she was holding a beer."
Although due to the late start time, I think it was the first time in history the coffee lines were as long as the beer lines at halftime.