BOSTON (WHDH) — The Celtics play their first home game against the New York Knicks Friday night since the Boston Marathon bombing.
The Celtics have dropped the first two games in New York, and now finally get a chance to play at the Garden; their first home game in over two weeks
The Celtics have been wearing special jerseys and patches on their uniforms to honor the bombing victims, but haven't had a chance to play in front of their home crowd since the tragedy.
They have a special tribute planned tonight, and the team knows the best way to honor the city, is with a win
"Well the crowd always provides us, that's why they call it a home court advantage. They always provide you with energy. There’s no better crowd in the NBA than ours. There’s no better crowd in sports than this city," Doc Rivers, Celtics head coach.
"We haven't been home since all the current events. That alone, we're anticipating it to be very emotional, very inspiring. Looking forward to coming out and trying to get this game three," said Kevin Garnett said.
A moment of silence will be observed before the game, followed by a video tribute on the jumbo-tron.
There will also be a special ceremony recognizing the first responders.