Jaylen Brown calls out Celtics fans ahead of Game 7 against 76ers

PHILADELPHIA — TD Garden has been lacking in energy at points during the playoffs, and Jaylen Brown has noticed.

The Celtics star wants to see that change for Game 7.

After the Celtics’ Game 6 victory over the 76ers on Thursday night, Brown had a message for Celtics fans ahead of Sunday’s Game 7 at TD Garden, where the C’s and Sixers will face off for a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals.

“I’m hoping it’s gonna be loud and it’s gonna be rocking,” Brown said. “Celtics fans, they love to call us out, right? So I’m gonna call you guys out this time. Energy in the Garden has been OK at best all playoffs. Game 7, if you’re there or if you’re not there, if you’re watching at a bar, if you’re watching down the street at a friend’s house, I don’t care. I need you to be up, I need you to come with the energy, because we’re gonna need every bit of it. So I’m calling you guys out. Let’s make sure the Garden is ready to go.”

The Philadelphia crowd at Wells Fargo Center was electric and raucous for Game 6, but Brown thinks Boston can take it to another level on Sunday.

“It was good, but when the Garden gets going there’s nothing like it,” Brown said. “So I’m expecting Game 7 to be a great basketball environment and I’m looking forward to seeing you guys there.”

Jayson Tatum knows the Celtics didn’t give their fans much to get excited about in an embarrassing and flat Game 5 performance. He’s expecting a much better atmosphere for Game 7.

“I’m excited to go back and kinda like redeem ourselves in front of our home crowd,” Tatum said. “I’m excited to see them. The building is gonna be rocking. We need everybody there, everybody full of energy. Cause we gon’ need it. And I know they’re gon’ bring it. We have the best fans in the world.”

Game 7 will tip off on Sunday at either 3:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. If the Warriors beat the Lakers on Friday night to force a Game 7, Celtics-76ers will be at 8 p.m. Sunday. If not, it will be at 3:30 p.m.

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