I started following Boston Celtics basketball when I was a freshman at a prep school in Stamford, Connecticut. So last week when I had a chance to go and see them play for the first time in the new Boston Garden, I jumped at the chance. My friend, Pastor Jeff Williams, and I took a train from Providence and then took the subway to the Garden for the Memphis Grizzlies versus Celtics game.
We were in row 14 of right center court (don't ask how much the tickets were; I ordered them off a site that season ticket holders use to sell unwanted tickets). I am attaching two pictures I took with my phone of the action on the floor. I admit that I bought a t-shirt and a hat as my mementos of the big event. But then we missed our train going back to Providence and had to wait 90 minutes until the last train at midnight. Oh well, it was almost a perfect evening. The Celtics have lost two straight since we were there, but they did win against the Grizzlies, so I did my part to cheer them on. My other favorite NBA team, the Orlando Magic, is right behind the first-place Celtics in the standings, so I am having a good year where my NBA teams are concerned.