ESPN– The Barclays Center crowd was pretty good on Friday night.
But Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, who played in front of some absolutely raucous playoff crowds for several years at Boston’s TD Bank Garden, expected more.
“They could do better,” Garnett said Saturday. “I was expecting Brooklyn to be real hostile, New York-style. I know what it’s like to come here as the opposition, so our crowd could do better, but they were there when we needed them, and we fed off of them.”
Added Pierce: “Well, we know gradually they got into it. Hopefully the next game, it will get a lot better from the start. We want to come out from the jump, from the beginning, and have them in the game. It shouldn’t take a big play from us. We want them behind us. It was a great crowd tonight.”
KG telling it like it is. Crowds the Garden are no joke, especially come playoff time.
That’s why Garnett called TD Garden “The Jungle”. Just listen to the man himself say it here with a few choice expletives:
Hell, I bet this is the loudest cheers KG and Pierce have heard all season, and it was in Boston.
Anyway, Go Nets, or more accurately, Go KG and Pierce.