NBA World Roasted Celtics Fans for Leaving Early During Game 2 Loss vs. Cavs

Boston fans were seen leaving TD Garden midway through the fourth quarter during the Game 2 loss vs. the Cavs.
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0)
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics were big favorites for Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night, but they failed to get the job done in front of their home fans.

Midway through the fourth quarter, with the Celtics trailing by 24, fans could be seen exiting their seats and heading towards the exit signs at TD Garden. There were still just under five minutes left on the clock, but much of the crowd had decided it had seen enough.

Boston struggled throughout the night, shooting just 41.3% from the field and 22.9% from three-point range during what was their largest defeat of the playoffs.

With a loss all but determined midway through the final quarter, many fans Boston opted to get ahead of the postgame traffic and depart the disappointing game a bit prematurely. That didn't sit well with NBA fans on social media, however, who had plenty to say about the situation and Game 2 loss.

Karl Rasmussen


Karl Rasmussen is a writer on Sports Illustrated’s Breaking & Trending News Team. A University of Oregon alum, his work has appeared on 12up and ClutchPoints. He’s a loyal Tottenham, Jets, Yankees and Ducks fan.