Celtics fans boisterously climb traffic light poles and party in the streets after winning Game 6 following the Summer Beating tip to force a potentially historic ‘live or die’ in Boston
- The C’s have a chance to be the first team to ever win a series 3-0 down
- Boston was 0.1 seconds from a playoff exit before Derrick White put the ball in play
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Boston Celtics fans loudly celebrated the C’s stunning 104-103 win that forced a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Massachusetts franchise was just a tenth of a second away from exiting the NBA playoffs and is now just four quarters away from becoming the first team in association history to win a series from a 3-0 deficit.
Celtics fans celebrated across the city, with a section of the crowd celebrating on Causeway Street, next to the team’s arena, TD Garden.
A man was seen climbing a traffic light pole, while others honked, danced and cheered from below.
They were particularly smitten by Derrick White, who came on with 0.1 seconds remaining as Boston trailed 103-102.
A Celtics fan climbed a street pole near TD Garden where Game 7 will be played on Monday
Scores of Boston fans took to the streets in celebration following the stunning conclusion to G6
Celtics guard Derrick White threw in the winning basket with 0.1 seconds left on Saturday
After initial guesswork, the referees counted the basket before replays clearly showed it was good.
Game 7 will be back in Boston as the Celtics (No. 2) are higher seeded than the Heat (No. 8).
Star Guard Jayson Tatum expressed his delight at the return to Beantown and their subsequent reaction before and during the game that will decide who will represent the East in the NBA Finals.
“I’ve never been more excited to return to Boston in my life,” Tatum said in his post-game press conference.
“And I can’t wait to see all the fans on Monday because it’s going to be fun.”