Celtics fans go wild climbing up traffic light poles and partying in the street after Game 6 win on buzzer-beating tip-in to force potentially historic do-or-die back in Boston
- The C’s have a chance to be the first team to ever win a series from 0-3 down
- Boston were 0.1s away from a playoff exit before Derrick White tipped the ball in
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Boston Celtics fans raucously celebrated in a manner befitting the C’s stunning 104-103 win to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Massachusetts franchise were a tenth of a second away from exiting the NBA playoffs and now sit just four quarters from becoming the first team in Association history to win a series after trailing 0-3.
Celtics fans celebrated throughout the city, with a sections of fans partying it up on Causeway St, adjacent to the team’s arena, TD Garden.
One man was seen climbing a traffic light pole, while others honked car horns, danced and screamed in jubilation from lower ground.
They were sent into raptures specifically by Derrick White, who tipped in with 0.1 seconds remaining, as Boston trailed 103-102.
One Celtics fan climbed up a street pole near TD Garden, where Game 7 will be held Monday
Numerous Boston fans celebrated wildly on the city’s streets after the stunning finish to G6
Celtics guard Derrick White tipped in the winning basket with 0.1 seconds remaining Saturday
After initial conjecture, referees counted the basket before replays clearly showed it was good.
Game 7 will be back in Boston given the Celtics’ higher seeding (No. 2) than the Heat (No. 8).
Star guard Jayson Tatum expressed his joy at returning to Beantown and their subsequent reaction before and during the game, which will decide the East’s representative in the NBA Finals.
‘I’ve never been so excited to go back to Boston in my life,’ Tatum said in his postgame press conference.
‘And I cannot wait to see all the fans on Monday, ’cause it’s going to be fun.’