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Boston Celtics icon Paul Pierce was among the team’s former players who were at TD Garden to watch the C’s defeat the Dallas Mavericks in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, according to a list shared by the league.Pierce, a Basketball Hall of Famer, is a former Celtics captain who played the first 15 of his 19 NBA seasons with Boston. He was named NBA Finals MVP when the C’s won their last title in 2008.Other former Celtics who were at the Garden included one of Pierce’s former teammates on that 2008 championship team, Leon Powe; Boston native Dana Barros, who played parts of six seasons with the Celtics; M.L. Carr, a two-time NBA champion with the C’s in the 1980s who went on to become the team’s head coach and general manager in the 1990s; Tacko Fall, a 7-foot-6 center who was a fan favorite during his two seasons with the organization; Mal Graham, who won two titles with the Celtics in the 1960s; Glenn McDonald and Kevin Stacomb, members of Boston’s 1976 championship team; Sam Vincent, a member of the Celtics team that won the title in 1986; and Jason Terry, who played one season for the Celtics after playing eight seasons with the Mavericks.In addition to Terry, the Mavericks had former first-round pick Sam Perkins watching Game 2 in Boston. Perkins, a two-time All-American at North Carolina, was drafted fourth overall by Dallas in 1984.NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, who played the final season of his Hall of Fame career with the Celtics, was at the game while working as an analyst for NBA TV.Legendary New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who won six Super Bowls with the organization, was also at TD Garden for Game 2. Recently-retired Patriots special team captain Matthew Slater and three current New England players — Ja’whaun Bentley, K.J. Osborn and Deatrich Wise Jr. — were also at the game.Boston Bruins stars David Pastrnak, Jeremy Swayman and Charlie McAvoy were also watching the big game, as was Massachusetts native and three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman. Other celebrities at Game 2 included actor and comedian Chris Tucker, rapper Travis Scott, music producer Metro Boomin, Duke University men’s head basketball coach Jon Scheyer and former international cricketer and current International Cricket Council ambassador Yuvraj Singh.Rapper BIA, a Massachusetts native, performed during halftime.Earlier in the series:

Boston Celtics icon Paul Pierce was among the team’s former players who were at TD Garden to watch the C’s defeat the Dallas Mavericks in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, according to a list shared by the league.

Pierce, a Basketball Hall of Famer, is a former Celtics captain who played the first 15 of his 19 NBA seasons with Boston. He was named NBA Finals MVP when the C’s won their last title in 2008.

Other former Celtics who were at the Garden included one of Pierce’s former teammates on that 2008 championship team, Leon Powe; Boston native Dana Barros, who played parts of six seasons with the Celtics; M.L. Carr, a two-time NBA champion with the C’s in the 1980s who went on to become the team’s head coach and general manager in the 1990s; Tacko Fall, a 7-foot-6 center who was a fan favorite during his two seasons with the organization; Mal Graham, who won two titles with the Celtics in the 1960s; Glenn McDonald and Kevin Stacomb, members of Boston’s 1976 championship team; Sam Vincent, a member of the Celtics team that won the title in 1986; and Jason Terry, who played one season for the Celtics after playing eight seasons with the Mavericks.

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In addition to Terry, the Mavericks had former first-round pick Sam Perkins watching Game 2 in Boston. Perkins, a two-time All-American at North Carolina, was drafted fourth overall by Dallas in 1984.

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, who played the final season of his Hall of Fame career with the Celtics, was at the game while working as an analyst for NBA TV.

Legendary New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who won six Super Bowls with the organization, was also at TD Garden for Game 2. Recently-retired Patriots special team captain Matthew Slater and three current New England players — Ja’whaun Bentley, K.J. Osborn and Deatrich Wise Jr. — were also at the game.

Boston Bruins stars David Pastrnak, Jeremy Swayman and Charlie McAvoy were also watching the big game, as was Massachusetts native and three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman.

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Other celebrities at Game 2 included actor and comedian Chris Tucker, rapper Travis Scott, music producer Metro Boomin, Duke University men’s head basketball coach Jon Scheyer and former international cricketer and current International Cricket Council ambassador Yuvraj Singh.

Rapper Travis Scott looks on during Game 2 of the 2024 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden on June 9, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Rapper Travis Scott looks on during Game 2 of the 2024 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden on June 9, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Rapper BIA, a Massachusetts native, performed during halftime.

Rapper BIA performs during halftime of Game 2 of the 2024 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden on June 9, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Rapper BIA performs during halftime of Game 2 of the 2024 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden on June 9, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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