What TD Garden looked like for Celtics-Mavs Game 4




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Even though the Celtics were playing in Dallas Friday, TD Garden was still rocking for the NBA Finals watch party.

What TD Garden looked like for Celtics-Mavs Game 4
Cut-outs of Celtics players lined the court at TD Garden as the road team got some support from a packed crowd at its home arena. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)

The Celtics were playing a potential close-out Game 4 in Dallas on Friday night. But that didn’t stop diehard Boston fans from filling the seats at TD Garden for the Celtics watch party.

TD Garden had hardly any empty seats; fans were ready to celebrate another title for the city of Boston. The parade will have to wait, though, as the Celtics lost Game 4 in blowout fashion to the Mavericks, 122-84. It’s the third-largest margin of victory in a Finals game all-time.

Take a look at some of the sights from inside and outside TD Garden on Friday night:

Chris Soldani waves a Celtics flag on Causeway Street before heading into TD Garden to watch game 4 of the Celtics vs Mavericks NBA Finals series at TD Garden. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Celtics fans share their spirit on Causeway Street before heading into TD Garden. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
The Celtics’ starting five gathered together in cut-out form ahead of Game 4. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Fans jumped to cheer like the game was being played right in front of them. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)

Fans were happy and excited prior to tip-off and for the first few minutes, but the facial expressions changed early on as Dallas grabbed a commanding lead and never relented.

(Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
An angle that shows how packed TD Garden was on Friday night, albeit filled with frustration during a dominant performance by Dallas. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
(Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
(Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
(Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)

Tensions were high even hundreds of miles away from the site of Game 4.

BOSTON, MA – 6/14/2024 A fight breaks out in the second half during a watch party for game 4 of the NBA Finals in TD Garden on Friday. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)

The once-packed crowd shrunk gradually in size until hardly any fans remained during the final minutes of the fourth quarter.

Fans began to leave game 4 during the second half after it became clear the Celtics would lose. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)

TD Garden will be filled again on Monday for a live game on the Celtics’ home court. Boston will have another chance to close out the Mavericks, this time in front of its home crowd. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time.





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