August 20, 2022

You know we have Boston in the case of the Celtics and with the Warriors you have two of the original 11 teams in this league. Great tradition. You have, you know, the winningest co tied for the winningest franchise in NBA history, obviously with the Celtics, and then the 18th to have the record, the Warriors, you know, kind of * ** full-fledged mini dynasty, you know, for the last eight years. So good follow-ups for both teams and hard-fought games. I mean last night’s game was just fantastic just being there as a *** fan, you know, seeing some hotly contested basketball and it looks like we still have some great playoffs to come. And finally here I mean it was in the news all day today and last night. What is your reaction to the crowd in Boston? I know they got *** few reviews. What’s your response to how it all went down last night? And I want the fans to have fun. I mean of course that as the league office you want this to be done with respect for all participants. But I understand. I love the energy Boston fans bring

NBA commissioner Adam Silver on vocal Celtics fans in Game 3

NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks on the Boston Celtics’ NBA Finals series against the Golden State Warriors. “Great followings for both teams and very close games,” Silver said at an event in Boston on Thursday afternoon. “I mean, the game of the night was just fantastic, just being there as a fan, you know, seeing some hotly contested basketball, and it looks like we still have a great series to come,” Silver said. Fans used explicit language as they mocked Draymond Green, who scored just 2 points, had four rebounds and two turnovers before committing a fourth-quarter foul. Asked about the vocal Celtics fans inside the TD Garden, the commissioner said he appreciates the energy that comes from the city. “I want the fans to have fun. I mean, of course, as the league office, you want it to be done with respect for everyone involved. But I get it. I like the energy that Boston fans bring to the game.” The Celtics host the Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, with a 2-1 series lead. The Celtics beat the Warriors 116-100 in the last meeting. The Celtics are 28-13 in home games. Boston leads the league in limiting opposition points, giving up 104.5 points while holding opponents to 43.4 percent shooting. The Warriors are 22-19 on the road.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks on the Boston Celtics’ NBA Finals series against the Golden State Warriors.

“Great followings for both teams and very close games,” Silver said at an event in Boston on Thursday afternoon.

“I mean, [Wednesday] the game of the night was just fantastic, just being there as a fan, you know, seeing some hotly contested basketball, and it looks like we still have a great series to come,” Silver said.

Fans used explicit language mocking Draymond Green, who scored just 2 points, had four rebounds and two turnovers before committing a fourth-quarter foul.

Asked about the vocal Celtics fans inside the TD Garden, the commissioner said he appreciated the energy in the city.

“I want the fans to have fun. I mean, of course, as the league office, you want it to be done with respect for everyone involved. But I get it. I like the energy that Boston fans bring to the game.”

The Celtics host the Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, with a 2-1 series lead. The Celtics beat the Warriors 116-100 in the last meeting.

The Celtics are 28-13 in home games. Boston leads the league in limiting opponents’ scoring, giving up 104.5 points while holding opponents to 43.4 percent shooting.

The Warriors are 22-19 on the road.