Found June 08, 2012 on Celtics Life:
PLAYERS: Ray AllenDoc Rivers
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
LeBron played an amazing game and the Heat deserved to win this one. That said, Saturday will be another day. The fans who stuck around deserve major props for their "Let's Go Celtics" chant the final few minutes of the game. And the team definitely heard you. In his post game interview Ray Allen mentioned talking to KG on the bench during the chant and calling the Boston fans the best he's ever played in front of. Doc Rivers: "Did you hear our crowd in the last 3 minutes of the game? What other crowd in the NBA does that?” Let's win on Saturday. Let's Go Celtics.

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