Twenty-two retired Celtics numbers hang from the rafters at the Garden, but Dennis Johnson’s shone brighter than all the others tonight.
The Celtics cast a single spotlight on Johnson’s No. 3 during a pregame ceremony honoring the late Celtics great. The team also played a video tribute to Johnson set to Greenday’s “Time of your Life.” During a moment of silence, one fan yelled out, “I love you DJ.”
The ceremony ended with the crowd giving a standing ovation as ‘Dennis Johnson: 1954-2007” showed on the screen.