Videos dedicated to pair shown during timeouts.
Boston Celtics legends Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett had an emotional return to the TD Garden on Sunday night after receiving a warm reception from the fans.
The two stars were pivotal parts of the championship winning team back in 2008, with fans having fond memories of the pair for the contributions to the franchise.
Former coach Doc Rivers received a similarly emotional reception when he returned with the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this season, and the Boston faithful ensured that their former stars knew just how much they appreciated their efforts.
Pierce is the Celtics’ second leading scorer of all time while Garnett was an influential addition to the roster and his personality and commitment on the court made him a fans favourite.
Both players were shown videos dedicated to their time at the franchise on the big screen during time-outs, and both were visibly moved by the ovation they received from the fans both prior and during the game.
Watch the video below to see the welcome they received on their return to Boston: