Bill Belichick, numerous Patriots attend Celtics-Pacers Game 2 – The Boston Globe


Amid his pre-draft prep, Patriots coachBill Belichickstopped by TD Garden to take in Game 2 of the Celtics-Pacers first-round playoff series.

A frequenter ofBostonsportingevents, Belichick, who turned 67 years old on Tuesday, was joined by his longtime girlfriend,Linda Holliday. The couple sat courtside, next to Celtics co-ownerWyc Grousbeckand his wife,Emilia Fazzalari.

In between the first and second quarters, Belichick, wearing jeans and a suit jacket over a light blue, button-down shirt, cracked a smile upon being shown on the center-court video board. He, of course, was showered with cheers.

Wide receiverJulian Edelman, safetyDuron Harmon, safetyDevin McCourty, and cornerbackJason McCourtyall also got some face time, with Edelman, donning a black beanie, garnering the loudest applause.

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Joining the veterans were a slew of younger Patriots, including seven members ofthe 2018 draft class: linebackerJa’Whaun Bentley, wide receiverBraxton Berrios, cornerbackKeion Crossen, cornerbackDuke Dawson, tight endRyan Izzo, running backSony Michel, and offensive linemanIsaiah Wynn. Newly-signed tight endAustin Seferian Jenkinswas also in attendance, as were defensive tackleAdam Butler, cornerbackJ.C. Jackson, and offensive guardShaq Mason.

Celtics legendLarry Bird, who was in the stands for Game 1, returned for Game 2 as well. He once again received a thunderous ovation upon being shown on the big screen during the second quarter.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 17: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics celebrates with Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots after the Boston Celtics defeat the Indiana Pacers 99-91 in Game Two of Round One of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on April 17, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Kyrie Irving celebrates with Julian Edelman after the Boston Celtics defeat the Indiana Pacers 99-91 at TD Garden on April 17, 2019.

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman eats popcorn in the front row while watching the second quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Julian Edelman eats popcorn in the front row while watching the second quarter of the game.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talks with Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck, right, during the second quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Boston. Second from right is Belichick's girlfriend Linda Holliday, at left is Grousbeck's wife Emilia Fazzalari. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Emilia Fazzalari, Bill Belichick, Linda Holliday, and Wyc Grousbeck at the game.

Nicole Yang can be reached atnicole.yang@boston.com.

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