A lot more than just a game
Dedicated fans spent 3 1/2 hours at TD Banknorth Garden Feb. 5 when the Celtics hosted the Los Angeles Lakers. The official game time including an overtime that ended with a disappointing loss by the Celtics was only 53 minutes. With delays and untimed game play such as free throws, the actual playing time was 83 minutes (indicated by red rectangles). For the rest of the more than two hours (indicated by grey rectangles), fans were entertained by music, dancing, giveaways, and videos on the Jumbotron.