You’ve almost got to admire how Boston fans never let silly things like rationality and objectivism get in the way of their passion for their teams.
During the closing seconds, Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum caught Toronto point guard Fred VanVleet with an incidental elbow to the face.
The referees’ correctly whistling Tatum for a foul sent the Boston fans at the TD Garden into a rebellion against sanity.
In this video, one kid near a microphone can be heard morphing into an insult-tossing dogwhistle, while shameless homer announcer Tommy Heinsohn, with the benefit of several replays of Tatum’s elbowing VanVleet right in the face, refuses to see the foul.
Shockingly, Celtics fans felt the same way on Twitter
— Richard Slate (@RichSlate) November 12, 2017
Nice flop by VanVleet but you can’t do my rookie Tatum like that 😠 #Celtics win!!!
— Mangesh (@Mangosquash_BOS) November 12, 2017
In the end, it didn’t matter, as a DeMar DeRozan iso in the closing seconds fell short, giving Boston the victory.
DeRozan’s FTW no good, Celtics win thriller.
Win streak now at 12. pic.twitter.com/DJXrW2OIbB
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) November 12, 2017
The Celtics have won 12 in a row after starting the year 0-2.