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    Bill Belichick, numerous Patriots attend Celtics-Pacers Game 2

    Boston, MA - 4/17/2019 - (2nd quarter) New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and his girlfriend Linda Holliday attended the game. The Boston Celtics host the Indiana Pacers in Game 2 of Round 1 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 18Celtics-Pacers, LOID: 8.5.1015682352.
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    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday attend the game.

    Amid his pre-draft prep, Patriots coach Bill Belichick stopped by TD Garden to take in Game 2 of the Celtics-Pacers first-round playoff series.

    A frequenter of Bostonsportingevents, Belichick, who turned 67 years old on Tuesday, was joined by his longtime girlfriend, Linda Holliday. The couple sat courtside, next to Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck and his wife, Emilia Fazzalari.

    In between the first and second quarters, Belichick, wearing jeans and a suit jacket over a light blue, button-down shirt, cracked a smile upon being shown on the center-court video board. He, of course, was showered with cheers.

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    Wide receiver Julian Edelman, safety Duron Harmon, safety Devin McCourty, and cornerback Jason McCourty all also got some face time, with Edelman, donning a black beanie, garnering the loudest applause.

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    Joining the veterans were a slew of younger Patriots, including seven members of the 2018 draft class: linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley, wide receiver Braxton Berrios, cornerback Keion Crossen, cornerback Duke Dawson, tight end Ryan Izzo, running back Sony Michel, and offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn. Newly-signed tight endAustin Seferian Jenkinswas also in attendance, as were defensive tackle Adam Butler, cornerback J.C. Jackson, and offensive guard Shaq Mason.

    Celtics legend Larry Bird, who was in the stands for Game 1, returned for Game 2 as well. He once again received a thunderous ovation upon being shown on the big screen during the second quarter.

    NICOLE YANG, Boston.com

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 17: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics celebrates with Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots after the Boston Celtics defeat the Indiana Pacers 99-91 in Game Two of Round One of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on April 17, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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    Kyrie Irving celebrates with Julian Edelman after the Boston Celtics defeat the Indiana Pacers 99-91 at TD Garden on April 17, 2019.
    New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman eats popcorn in the front row while watching the second quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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    Julian Edelman eats popcorn in the front row while watching the second quarter of the game.
    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talks with Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck, right, during the second quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Boston. Second from right is Belichick's girlfriend Linda Holliday, at left is Grousbeck's wife Emilia Fazzalari. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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    Emilia Fazzalari, Bill Belichick, Linda Holliday, and Wyc Grousbeck at the game.

    Nicole Yang can be reached at nicole.yang@boston.com.