The Boston Celtics were able to breathe a sigh of relief after their massive victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
This erased the bad taste left in their mouths after a surprise defeat in Game 1.
Now the team has a new obstacle to face: the rowdy and committed crowd in Philadelphia.
Game 3 will take place in Philly and Boston’s Jaylen Brown told the press that he’s ready for all the city will bring.
Calling it a “hostile environment” that they “can’t run from,” Brown said, “we all should be excited to embrace that challenge.”
"We all should be excited to embrace that challenge."
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Few cities have a more committed fanbase than Philadelphia.
Whether it comes to football, basketball, baseball, or beyond, Philadelphia followers are ready to cheer on their team.
That is especially true for the 76ers, who have been on the verge of postseason greatness for years now.
Just days after Joel Embiid won his first MVP trophy, the people of Philadelphia are going to be very loud for Games 3 and 4.
Brown and his team will be prepared for that.
They will enter the next game with serious momentum after a stunning win at home in Game 2.
The series is now even and the Celtics have one goal.
They want to silence the Philadelphia crowd and score a road victory of their own.
If they can continue to limit the output of Embiid, Harden, and others as they did on Wednesday night, that might be possible.
But if the 76ers get fired up, partly because of the brotherly love of their fans, the Celtics might be hurting again.NEXT: Celtics Coach Explains Why He Thought The Team Struggled In Game 1